The ROI of Employee Drug Testing Programs

There are financial benefits for employers that implement drug testing programs, not just in the form of deterring or refusing to hire or firing those who would instead use drugs than get or keep their jobs, but because they can leverage voluntary state-specific Drug-Free Workplace Programs (DFWP), workers’ compensation intoxication defenses, and unemployment claim defenses to positively impact their bottom line. In the event that a DFWP is established, employers may be eligible for a discount on their workers’ compensation insurance premiums. The cost savings leveraged by some of these financial benefits may even cover the cost of the entire employee drug testing program.


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