Alaska – State Law Drug & Alcohol Testing Issues at a Glance

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1) Summary
All types of testing with no restrictions. All types of testing procedure with no specific requirements or no mandatory laws.
2) Workers Compensation Voluntary Premium Reduction State (if yes see below)
3) Employers Covered by Federal Drug Free Workplace Act
4) State Constitution Privacy Provision
5) Penalties and Remedies for Employer Non-Compliance
6) Significant Testing Restrictions
7) Disability Coverage
8) Drug and Alcohol Testing Restrictions
Only under State voluntary law
9) Worker’s Compensation Disqualification Laws
10) Unemployment Compensation Disqualification Laws
11) Alcohol Cut-off Levels
Not Specified
12) Substances Allowed for Testing
5 Panel; Amphetamines, Cannabinoids, Cocaine, PCP, and Opiates
· Substances Cut-off Levels
13) Drug Specimen Types
Urine or Breath
14) Types of Drug Testing and Restrictions
· Pre Employment
Permitted not required under voluntary program
· Reasonable Cause
Permitted not required under voluntary program
· Random
Permitted not required under voluntary program
· Post Accident
Permitted not required under voluntary program
· Follow-up Testing
Permitted not required under voluntary program
15) Restrictions on Types of Workplace Drug Tests
16) Collection Procedures
· Generally
· Observed Collections
Not Specified
· Split Specimen
Not Specified
17) Drug Testing Falsification Law
18) Point-of-Collection Device
· Urine
· Oral Fluids
19) Safety-Sensitive Restriction
20) Laboratory Based Testing
· Laboratory Certifications
· Oral Fluids
· Hair Testing
21) Notification of Test Results
Employer to provide written test results to the employee within five working days after a written request to do so, so long as the written request is made within six months after the date of the test
22) Rehabilitation Requirements
Not Required
23) Retest Required
24) Wage Payment Requirements
Employer must pay all costs
25) Disciplinary Action Restriction
26) State CDL DMV Reporting
27) State Medical Marijuana Laws
28) Union Agreements
29) Unique to State Issues
30) State Enforcement Agency
31) Web Resources
32) Significant Case Authority

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Tommy Eden is a management labor & employment law attorney with Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP who is licensed to practice in Alabama and or call 334-246-2901

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