Do you have a policy in place regarding administering drug tests? Did you know that drug testing without a drug testing policy exposes employers to a significant liability and legal vulnerabilities?
If you are a private employer, you more than likely have the right to test for a wide variety of substances. However, it is important to familiarize yourself with the various state and federal regulations that may apply to your business before creating a drug-testing policy.
Within the United States, the majority of employers are not required to test. In fact, many state and local governments have regulations that limit or even prohibit workplace testing unless it is required by state or federal regulations for certain jobs. Drug-testing policies are designed to protect both employees and employers! It is important for employers to note that drug testing without a drug-testing policy -- even if an employee is suspected of having a substance abuse problem -- exposes them to a number of significant liability and legal vulnerabilities.
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