Human Resource Assistant
As long as the employee is signing off on a statement that the cost of the drug test will be deducted it is fine. It is also a good idea to include it in your pre-employment drug screening agreement there is a clause that states the employer will initially pay for the drug screen. In the event that the employee leaves prior to 30 days of employment, the cost of the drug test will be deducted from their last paycheck.
It should cover you if anyone tries to sic the DOL on you.
26th July 2005 From United States,
I offer the following:
I, __________________, the undersigned understand and agree
that if I leave (the Company name) prior to the end of (
insert appropriate language:my probationary period / thirty
(30) working days) for any reason, except those beyond my
personal control, I authorize the Company to deduct the cost of the
pre-employment Drug Test (insert DT Cost) from (my last
paycheck/ any monies due me).
Further, if such deduction does not cover the cost of the Test, I
agree to pay the difference between the cost of the Test and the
available monies within two (2) weeks from my last day worked.
If the Company is required to pursue legal means to collect monies
due, I understand that I will be responsible for any legal fees
Employee Signature :__________________________
Date: _____________, 20__
29th July 2005 From United States,
I agree with you in certain cases new joinee do leave organisation within first 30 days. In my opinion why not to make it as a part of offer letter that an individual is required to under go medical examination in respect of ........ test from Dr(s)./ hospital(s) / clinic(s) before joining the organisation. Without the fitness certificate in respect of mentioned test a new employee will not be allowed to join the organisation. The amount spend by the employee may or may not be reimbursed after the period to be specified by the organisation. This will help both the sides. Neither employee will feel the burden nor employer feel cheated after employee leave the organisation prior to fixed period.
What do you say?
19th September 2005 From India, New Delhi