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October 2015 Archives

False positives a danger for hair follicle drug testing

California workers who are required to submit to drug testing may return false positives due to secondhand smoke on hair follicle tests based on a new study out of Germany. Hair follicle tests are widely considered to be reliable proof of drug use, but the study shows that traces of cannabis can occur through hands, sweat or second-hand smoke.

Will California's new Equal Pay Act protect employees?

The gap in compensation between male and female workers has been a controversial subject for decades, even after federal legislation was enacted to prevent employers from discriminating against female employees when it comes to pay and promotions.

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