Compliance Resource Center

Need help with legal issues at your small business? Find legal compliance resources on a variety of topics for your small business from NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center.

Wage & Hour

Human Resources

Immigration

Immigration

Form I-9: Do I Need to Use One?

In general, the answer is yes for a business with even one employee. There is no small business exception for the Form I-9.

Labor

Leadership

VIDEO: Coping with March Madness at Work

For college-basketball fans, March Madness is "hoops down" the sweetest time of year. But for their bosses, it can mean lost pr...

Legal

What You Need to Know About Bad Weather and Wage and Hour Law

Not surprisingly, many business owners are wondering whether they are obligated to pay exempt employees for time missed due to ...

Insurance

 

 

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Ten Reasons to Implement a Drug-Free Workplace Policy

Most drug users are employed, and when they arrive for work, they don’t leave their problems at the door.  Some costs—increased absences, accidents and errors—are obvious. Others, such as low morale and high illness rates, are less so, but their effects may be equally harmful.  Small businesses are often burdened with the costs from drug users since smaller employers often do not have the resources to address the problem.

In fact, according to the United State Department of Labor, 87% of full-time employed illicit drug users work for businesses having less than 500 employees.  Over 40% work for businesses with less than 25 employees.  To protect your business and employees, consider the following ten reasons to establish a drug-free workplace policy.