Training on California Workplace Drug Testing Laws


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California has some of the most stringent workplace drug testing laws in the country, with protections for employee privacy and limitations on when and how employers can conduct drug testing. Employers are generally allowed to conduct pre-employment drug testing, but other forms of testing, such as random testing, are often restricted or prohibited except for safety-sensitive positions or when required by federal law.

California's drug testing laws balance the employer's right to maintain a drug-free workplace with the employee's right to privacy. Created by attorney Andrew Easler, Esq., a subject matter expert on drug and alcohol testing, this course provides an overview of California's drug testing laws, protocols, and limitations.

This course is ideal for the following professionals who want to enhance their knowledge and skills related to drug and alcohol testing in the workplace:

  • Employers and human resources personnel
  • Occupational health and safety professionals
  • Law enforcement officers
  • Legal professionals
  • Substance abuse counselors and mental health professionals
  • Educational administrators
  • Policymakers and regulators
  • Individuals interested in personal knowledge

Enroll now and join us in promoting a safe and drug-free workplace while ensuring legal compliance with California's drug and alcohol testing laws.

The State of California has limited drug testing rules and protocols by code or statute. For most private employers, California does not have a specific set of drug testing rules and protocols to follow when establishing a drug-free workplace policy; however, California’s case law determines which actions private employers can and cannot take regarding drug testing in the workplace.

The California State Constitution includes a right to privacy which extends to employees of privately-owned businesses. Courts will perform a balancing test between an employer’s legitimate interest in maintaining a safe drug-free work environment and an employee’s right to privacy to determine whether a policy unconstitutionally discriminates against the employee. In comparison to most other states with conflicts in similar circumstances, courts in California are more likely to rule in favor of an employee’s privacy interest than an employer’s right to drug test.

This course is ideal for employers and professionals who want to ensure legal compliance, promote workplace safety, and learn about substance abuse consequences. The California Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing Laws course covers the following topics:

  • Overview of California's drug and alcohol testing laws
  • Balancing test between an employer’s legitimate interest in maintaining a safe drug-free work environment and an employee’s right to privacy
  • Specific actions private employers can and cannot take regarding drug testing in the workplace
  • Best practices for establishing a drug-free workplace policy
  • Consequences of violating drug and alcohol testing laws
  • How to handle positive drug and alcohol test results

Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the legal requirements and best practices for drug and alcohol testing in the workplace
  • Comprehend California's privacy laws and their impact on drug and alcohol testing
  • Identify the procedures for drug and alcohol testing, including sample collection, laboratory testing, and confirmation testing
  • Recognize the consequences of non-compliance with California's drug and alcohol testing laws
  • Implement and maintain effective drug and alcohol policies and programs in the workplace
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This course is made to meet or exceed the training standards and requirements set by the specific state, province, or territory for which it was created and intended. Please note that additional licensing, permits, or registrations may be necessary and should be obtained from the relevant state agencies as needed.

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Estimated 1 Hour of Learning

This course provides an estimated 1 hour of content and training and was made to meet or exceed all relevant federal or state training hour mandates, as well as any other certification or qualification requirements. While the duration is for planning and compliance purposes, the completion time may vary according to each learner’s pace, reading speed, and comprehension ability.

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