The State of Georgia has statutes that regulate workplace drug and alcohol testing. Employers in the private sector are not required to follow these regulations but are encouraged to do so in order to receive Workers’ Compensation premium discounts. The intent of the state is to maximize the levels of productivity, enhance competitive positions in the marketplace, and reach desired levels of success without experiencing the costs, delays, and tragedies associated with work-related accidents resulting from employee substance abuse. The Drug-Free Workplace Program is regulated by the board of Workers’ Compensation and is responsible for issuing certifications that conform to the statute. The Program created a detailed overview of what is required in an employer’s Drug-Free Workplace policy and is required to meet all the regulations to receive premium discounts. Employers should also review Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Denial statutes for additional regulations that could be implemented into their Drug-Free Workplace Policy.
The Drug-Free Workplace Program statute guards employee privacy rights to ensure that employers collect specimens in a non-intrusive manner. The statute also prevents employees from bringing a claim against an employer if the employer chooses not to implement a substance abuse program. It also expresses the importance of confidentiality and makes clear that when an employer implements a drug testing policy there is no physician and the patient relationship created when the employee undergoes a drug or alcohol test.
This Georgia Drug & Alcohol Law Training overview course provides private employers and interested employees in Georgia a summary of the current law in Georgia as it relates to drug and alcohol testing. The course has been designed for the benefit of both legal and non-legal professionals. We have attempted to improve readability by avoiding “legalese” whenever possible and by keeping the important points clear and concise.
This course will cover important topics such as:
Whether you are a small business owner, an interested employee, corporate counsel, or the VP of Human Resources for a Fortune 500 company, this course offers you valuable insight into private employers’ options and restrictions under Georgia workplace drug and alcohol testing laws. Learn how courts are interpreting key provisions Georgia in the Statutes and the Georgia Constitution to make more informed workplace testing decisions going forward.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
This course includes formal assessment techniques including quantitative strategies. Course exams utilizing a number of random questions taken from a larger question pool assess the understanding of key terms and concepts within the curriculum.
Students will need access to a computer with reliable internet access. The computer must be able to play video. Our videos are optimized for FlashPlayer.
This course is self-paced and does not expire. This course may take longer or shorter to complete depending on student pace, reading, and comprehension level. The average time to complete this course is one hour.