Related to drug testing, workers’ compensation, unemployment in Alabama.
- Alabama has a voluntary drug testing law which also provides a premium discount for compliance.
- (Alabama Code Chapter 13A-NEW) It is against the law to, “… knowingly manufacture, market, sell, distribute, use or possess synthetic urine or urine additives to defraud an alcohol, drug or urine screening.”
- There are unemployment and workers’ compensation laws in Alabama that contain their own drug testing requirements and which the employer’s program must be consistent with in order to position themselves for denying unemployment or workers’ compensation claims.
- A confirmed positive drug test is considered conclusive presumption of impairment by illegal drugs. If the employer complies with Alabama’s unemployment law regarding the operation of a drug-free workplace, employees will be disqualified for unemployment compensation if their discharge was the result of illegal drug use, refusal to test, or attempts to manipulate the specimen.
- No compensation shall be allowed for an injury caused by an accident due to the injured employee being intoxicated from the use of alcohol or being impaired by illegal drugs. A positive drug test shall be a conclusive presumption of impairment resulting from the use of illegal drugs.
- Apply the Checklist of Impacting Issues to Research provided by NDS for additional state laws and issues that can relate to and/or impact your operations regarding employee use of marijuana.