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Workplace Drug Testing Laws for Idaho

  • Published: 12/19/2022
  • Updated: 12/19/2022

The Idaho statute allows drug testing by employers and works as a guideline of how employers should create their policies.

The purpose of the act is to promote alcohol and drug-free workplaces and otherwise support employers in their efforts to eliminate substance abuse in the workplace, and thereby enhance workplace safety and increase productivity.

Although the statute states that a workers’ compensation premium discount can be awarded it does not specify the amount; insurers are responsible to determine the percent discount and qualifications, there is no mandatory discount.

The statute makes it clear the testing must be conducted in a manner that complies with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.

The program limits the cause of actions against employers who rely on positive tests and does not allow any causes of actions if the employer decides not to implement a drug and alcohol testing policy.