Substance Abuse Policy

Question for those of you who are multi-state employers:  Do you have separate substance abuse policies for each state or a comprehensive one with addendums as needed?


Thank you.

Sonja Talley - Arizona

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  • We have about 30 sales reps living and working in other states.  Despite recent state changes to legalize marijuana, federally it remains illegal from what we have been instructed. Meaning, your company can still remain a drug free workplace and conduct the usual pre-employment testing, for cause testing, etc. so we have just one policy for all employees regardless of state.

  • We are in several states across the US and we do not have separate policies. We have one handbook with one universal policy that prohibits being under the influence at work. We have a reasonable suspicion process we follow if there is suspicion the employee may be under the influence. Also, we no longer require pre-employment drug testing in any state.

  • Lisa Bonasso Thank you Lisa! Do you have a drug free workplace policy?  Seems as though different states have different requirements for a drug free workplace; therefore I am curious how a universal substance abuse policy would apply.

  • You are welcome :). And yes, we have a drug and alcohol free workplace policy for all states (universal policy) .

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