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New Overtime Rules Mean Change Is Coming For All Employers – Transportation Industry Included

In May 2016, the United States Department of Labor published the long-awaited revision to regulations that will change the threshold for when an employer must pay an employee for overtime.[1] The effective date of the new regulations is December 1, 2016, causing dramatic changes for employers.[2] Within the first year of implementation, the update will…

Just Say “No” – Legalized Marijuana and the Trucking Industry

An unfortunate reality for businesses of any size is how to detect and handle drug use by employees. In the transportation industry where alertness and quick reflexes are essential to avoid every day hazards faced on America’s highways, appropriate testing policies and procedures are essential to any size company’s ability to survive in an environment…

A “Hairy” Debate Over Driver Drug and Alcohol Testing

Under current commercial trucking industry procedures, the only permitted method of drug and alcohol testing is a urinalysis. Some employers are performing hair testing for their own use, but must also conduct a duplicative urinalysis to satisfy federal requirements. This could soon be changing. The Drug Free Commercial Truck Driver Act of 2015 (S.806 and…

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