Employment

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February 7, 2022

Use of Opioid Medications By Applicant For Forklift Job Was Not Sufficient to Deny Employment Without Individualized Assessment

A federal court in Ohio denied summary judgment to both parties where an employer refused to hire an applicant who used opioid medication as a forklift driver.
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October 15, 2020

The opioid epidemic and the remote workplace: 5 steps for employers to take action

Every year, employers in the U.S. lose about $42 billion in economic productivity, according to the National Safety Council. The Council of Economic Advisers, meanwhile, estimates that opioid addiction (including the value of lives lost) has cost the country $696 billion, or 3.4% of GDP.
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October 14, 2020
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September 14, 2020

Stark County employees ask Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider ruling on drug testing privacy case

STARK COUNTY, Ohio (WOIO) - Stark County employees are asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision in a drug testing privacy case.
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December 30, 2019

County Creates Position to Oversee Opioid Settlement Fund

An Ohio county has announced a six-figure salary position to ensure all the money the county receives in settlements with drug companies is used to combat the opioid crisis.
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January 2, 2020

Study finds that opioid overdose deaths are 85% higher in areas with auto plant closures

This will have particular resonance in Northern Ohio. Adults in the U.S. "are far more likely to die from opioid overdoses if they live in an area where an automobile assembly plant closed in the past five years," CNBC reports, according to new research published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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January 1, 2020

Employers display creativity in addressing opioid crisis

There is no silver bullet for curing the opioid epidemic that is ravaging communities and impacting employers, but some central Ohio businesses are finding creative solutions to help address the issue from within their own organizations.
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January 1, 2020
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