About this practice
Recent developments with respect to medical marijuana laws at the state level raise new questions for employers on top of existing issues surrounding drug testing and substance abuse management in the workplace.
We bring together attorneys with extensive knowledge of the wide range of issues implicated in workplace drug testing and substance abuse management with experienced attorneys from our Workplace Safety and Health and Disability, Leave and Health Management practices to provide comprehensive advice and counsel on these sensitive workplace law challenges.
To assist employers with their drug testing and substance abuse management objectives, we advise clients concerning the legal issues and requirements imposed by federal, state and local laws and regulations. We routinely prepare and review policies to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations requiring and/or regulating drug testing and substance abuse programs.
We assist clients in making “reasonable suspicion” determinations, assessing methods of “random” testing and determining appropriate disciplinary actions for substance abuse policy violators. Our attorneys also draft agreements for employees who agree to enter treatment and rehabilitation programs, and we advise employers who oppose claims for unemployment compensation following termination for a positive drug test.