Posted on 27th June 2016 by DNA Legal
Drug misuse in the workplace can cause serious problems for the user, the company they work for, and even their co-workers.
The possession of certain drugs is illegal, and if an employer is knowingly allowing drug-related activities in the workplace while failing to act, they could also be breaking the law.
Currently the UK government and the Health and Safety Executive believe there isn’t a need for widespread drug testing in the... Read More
Posted on 20th June 2016 by DNA Legal
New drug driving legislation came into place on 2nd March 2015 in England and Wales, making it easier for the police to catch and convict drug drivers.
This new legislation provides an effective way of delivering consequences to those that drive while under the influence of drugs. It is now illegal to drive if you are either unfit to do so because you’re on legal or illegal drugs, or you have certain levels of illegal drugs in your blood... Read More
Posted on 13th June 2016 by DNA Legal
A recent change in British nationality law means that being named as the father on a birth certificate will no longer be enough to prove paternity in immigration cases where the parents are not married.
The change was introduced in September 2015 by the British Nationality (Proof of Paternity) (Amendment) Regulations 2015 to amend the British Nationality (Proof of Paternity) Regulations 2006. This change only affects new birth certificates... Read More
Posted on 6th June 2016 by DNA Legal
The misuse of illicit drugs can cause varying risks to your health, both psychologically and physically on a short and long term basis. The long-term dangers include:
Liver failure and kidney damage
Unpredictable behaviour, which can:
Lead to injuries and fatalities in some cases
Affect social life and families
Affect educational future
Nausea, confusion, hallucinations and paranoia
Loss of... Read More
Posted on 21st April 2016 by DNA Legal
Posted under: Drug Testing
What is it?
The Psychoactive Substances Act was due to come into effect on 6th April 2016, but this has since been delayed to at least May. The act aims to ban any substance that is capable of producing a psychoactive effect, there are, however, a list of exemptions of everyday substances, such as alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine.
The ban is intended to act against ‘head shops’ and websites that are supplying New Psychoactive Substances,... Read More