Under Michigan law, there are very little limits on the rights of private employers to implement their own drug-testing policy. However, tests must be administered in a “nondiscriminatory manner” – this means impartially and objectively in accordance with a collective bargaining agreement, rule, policy, a verbal or written notice, or a labor-management contract. Private employers should also keep in mind that Medical Marijuana is legal in the State of Michigan. According to Michigan case law, employers retain the right to discharge an employee if they test positive for Marijuana even with a valid prescription. However, employees discharged for a positive marijuana result with a valid medical card may recover unemployment benefits. Employers should be cautious; other jurisdictions have found this same conduct to be discriminatory against individuals with disabilities.
This Michigan Drug & Alcohol Law Training overview course provides private employers and interested employees in Michigan a summary of the current law in Michigan 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 Michigan workplace drug and alcohol testing laws. Learn how courts are interpreting key provisions Michigan in the Statutes and the Michigan 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.