Can you test your employees for drug and alcohol use? Who can you test and when? What substances can you test for? What about marijuana in states where it has become legal? Navigating this fast-changing area of employment law can be especially tricky.
To help you navigate this complex issue, Constangy has a team of attorneys that stay up-to-date on the latest federal and state laws and policy guidelines. We can work with you to make sure your drug and alcohol policies and testing processes meet all federal, state, and local legal compliance requirements; reduce your organization’s liability risk; and help you maintain a safe, drug-free, and effective workplace.
We assist with customized federal- and state-specific policy and forms toolkit development; DOT regulations and state drug testing laws in all 50 states; onsite supervisor training and distance learning; assist with compliance; and provide advice on hiring and severance procedures.
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Constangy will answer state-specific questions about your drug testing policy such as:
- What personnel can you test?
- What substances can you test for?
- Can you test with instant products or use lab services, or both?
- Can you complete collections onsite or send your personnel to off-site collection facilities, or both?
- Under what circumstances can you drug and alcohol test?
Constangy develops customized policies and form packs for the following Department of Transportation (DOT) covered industries:
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
- Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- United States Coast Guard (USCG)
- Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
- Supervisor Reasonable Suspicion Training in accordance with DOT guidelines
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Email Derek McKee at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tammy Woolley at email@example.com, to receive a flat-rate price for your customized policy and forms toolkit project within 48 hours, or a contact for further information. Work on your project will not begin until you have confirmed a flat-rate engagement agreement with Constangy.
We give employers critical decision making guidance with regard to:
- Reasonable suspicion determinations and documentation
- Documenting appropriate disciplinary actions for violators
- Prevailing in unemployment compensation disqualification cases
- Prevailing in workers' compensation disqualification cases
- Negotiating last chance and work continuation agreements
- Response to regulatory fines and inquiries
- Union negotiations of Drug Free Workplace Policies
- Fitness for duty determination strategies
- Medical Review Officer protocols
- Laboratory Corrective Action Plans
- Collector Correction Affidavits
- Substance Abuse Professional regulatory compliance guidance
- Navigating DOT Medical Examination fitness issues
- Medical marijuana in the workplace risk reduction
- Public employee testing precautions
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