When it comes to drug and alcohol testing, employers must balance the desire for a drug-free workplace with employees' privacy rights. So before implementing a drug testing policy, employers must address such issues as whether random drug testing is necessary, and legal; how a post-accident drug/alcohol testing policy must be structured; and whether it's legal to reject an applicant who won't submit to a pre-employment drug test.
FAQs about drug/alcohol testing1. Who should pay the cost of drug and alcohol tests?
The company should pay the cost of any drug and alcohol tests that it requires or requests employees or applicants to take, including retesting of confirmed positive results. Any additional tests that the employee requests should be paid for by the employee.2. Is it legal to refuse to hire an applicant who won't submit to a pre-employment drug test?
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