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Workplace Drug Testing Laws for Minnesota

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

Minnesota has a drug testing statute that all employers must follow.

The purpose of the statute is to provide protection of employers, employees, and the public by setting fair and effective job-related alcohol and controlled dangerous substances testing standards to ensure accurate and reliable test results and to promote drug-free workplaces.

The statute specifies that an employer may not request or require and job applicant or employee to undergo drug and alcohol testing on an arbitrary and capricious basis. Case law has developed the meaning that testing must be done rationally. Additionally,

Employers should also keep in mind that Medical Marijuana is legal in the state of Minnesota, therefore should be conscious not to discriminate an individual based on a medical condition even though they might test positive for marijuana.