Workplace Drug Testing Issues – Alabama State Laws
These categories do not effect DOT regulated drug testing. Government employers should always call for potential additional restrictions on employee drug testing. Consider marijuana laws before terminating an employee for a positive test for marijuana.
Alabama has a voluntary law that allows for a 5% workers compensation discount. The Alabama Department of Labor Workers’ Compensation Division has adopted administrative rules which address the elements of the drug-free workplace program and the certification process. This chart is based on those rules.
2020 Update – A law passed to make it a criminal offense to use or distribute synthetic urine or urine additives for the purpose of defrauding a drug test. This is an effort to reduce drug test cheating.
Important to Note: Alabama requires an employer to notify employees and applicants in writing of positive results (negative not required unless specifically requested by the individual) within 5 days of receipt of the results from the laboratory.