Maryland does not prohibit or enforce employers in the private sector to implement a drug-free workplace policy. However, if employers decide to implement such as policy it must follow the rules and regulations in the statute. The statute does not specify under what conditions an employee can be tested for but does regulate the procedures of how a test can be conducted. The purpose for enacting the statute is to protect employees, employers and the public by setting fair and effective job-related alcohol and drug testing standards to ensure accurate and reliable test results and to promote drug-free workplaces. There are separate requirements for job-related testing and preliminary testing; the statute allows employers to perform preliminary testing at the workplace. Medical Marijuana is allowed in the state so employers should be cautious when perform drug testing to avoid disability discrimination. The statute provides protection from the state for the use of medical marijuana but is silent on whether the statute applies to private employers. There is currently proposed legislation to include provisions of Medical Marijuana in the Workers Compensation Statute.
This Maryland Drug & Alcohol Law Training overview course provides private employers and interested employees in Maryland a summary of the current law in Maryland 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 Maryland workplace drug and alcohol testing laws. Learn how courts are interpreting key provisions Maryland in the Statutes and the Maryland 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.