- TEXAS WORKPLACE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING LAWS
TEXAS WORKPLACE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING LAWS
Under Texas law there is very little limitation placed on private employers in the implementation of a drug-free workplace policy. An employer can perform a drug test for a wide variety of reasons including in pre-employment context, as part of a random testing program, after a qualifying accident, under reasonable suspicion, or as part of a return-to-duty agreement. However, the State of Texas requires certain elements to be met when implementing a drug testing policy in order to qualify for certain unemployment and workers’ compensation benefits. Employers must give adequate notice and have implemented a proper procedure for including chain of custody for testing for drug and alcohol tests.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Determine the workplace testing options afforded to private employers in Texas;
2. Determine the restrictions on workplace testing for private employers in Texas; and
3. Demonstrate an understanding of key workplace testing concepts particular to Texas.
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