- FLORIDA WORKPLACE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING LAWS - 2020
FLORIDA WORKPLACE DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING LAWS - 2020
Florida drug and alcohol workplace testing laws generally favor a reasonable employer. Its at-will employment law gives employers a great deal of discretion when it comes to hiring and firing its employees. This means that employers in Florida, by default, have nearly limitless discretion on whether to adopt a policy and if so, how to adopt the rules for its drug-free workplace program.
However, employers who wish to qualify for discounts on their workers’ compensation premiums have the option to opt-in to the voluntary drug-free workplace program under the Workers’ Compensation Statute, Fla. Stat. §440.102. Complying with this statute will narrow the options of the employer on how to conduct the company drug-free workplace policy, but in return allows employers who do adopt the program a 5% discount credit on Workers’ Compensation premiums.
This Florida Drug & Alcohol Workplace Testing Law overview course provides private employers and interested employees in Florida a summary of the current law in Florida as it relates to drug and alcohol testing. The course has been designed for the benefit of both legal and non-legal professionals. We have attempted to improve readability by avoiding “legalese” whenever possible and by keeping the important points clear and concise.
The contents of this course are intended to convey general information only and not to provide legal advice or opinions. The contents of this website and the posting and viewing of the information on this website should not be construed as, and should not be relied upon for legal advice in any particular circumstance or fact situation. The information presented on this website may not reflect the most current legal developments. No action should be taken in reliance on the information contained on this website and we disclaim all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all of the contents of this site to the fullest extent permitted by law. An attorney should be contacted for advice on specific legal issues.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Determine the workplace testing options afforded to private employers in Florida;
2. Determine the restrictions on workplace testing for private employers in Florida; and
3. Demonstrate an understanding of key workplace testing concepts particular to Florida.
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