Connecticut has enacted a specific statute that set requirements to private employer drug and alcohol testing. The importance of an individual’s privacy rights was the key root of the testing in the statute because the only reason allowed for testing is under reasonable suspicion; the statute also explicitly states that employee or prospective employee shall not be supervised while providing specimen. Random testing in mentioned in the statute but is only under specific requirements. An employer who violates the statute may be sued by the employee or prospective employee and awarded damages. Employers should also keep in mind that the state has passed its own Medical Marijuana Act, therefore should avoid discriminating against an individual who retains a Medical Marijuana Card. Under case law, courts have interpreted that individuals who are discharged for testing positive for Marijuana and hold a medical card have a right to a cause of action against an employer. Before drafting a drug testing policy private employers should review all rules and regulations to ensure they are following the state laws.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?

This Connecticut Drug & Alcohol Workplace Testing Law course provides private employers and interested employees in Connecticut a summary of the current law in Connecticut 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:

1. What type of testing is allowed in Connecticut;

2. The benefits and drawbacks of implementing a testing policy including relevant insurance discounts and how to qualify;

3. Some of the observed dangers and pitfalls other employers have encountered through relevant case law; and

4. The current status of state marijuana laws and their current effects on the implementation of workplace testing programs.

WHY SHOULD I TAKE THIS COURSE PACKAGE?

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 Connecticut workplace drug and alcohol testing laws. Learn how courts are interpreting key provisions Connecticut in the Statutes and the Connecticut Constitution to make more informed workplace testing decisions going forward.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

1. Determine the workplace testing options afforded to private employers in Connecticut;

2. Determine the restrictions on workplace testing for private employers in Connecticut; and

3. Demonstrate an understanding of key workplace testing concepts particular to Connecticut.

HOW IS STUDENT PROFICIENCY ASSESSED?

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.

THIS COURSE IS PERFECT FOR

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Substance Abuse Professionals
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Business Owners
  • Safety Officers
  • Fleet Supervisors
  • Site Supervisors
  • Compliance Officers
  • Employees of Private Businesses
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Employment Attorneys
  • Compliance Consultants
  • Other Workplace Testing Stakeholders

MATERIALS NECESSARY FOR COURSE COMPLETION

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.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE?

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.

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This Connecticut Drug & Alcohol Law Training overview course provides private employers & employees in Connecticut a summary of the current laws.

Course Provider: Organization

Course Provider Name: Easler Education Inc.

Course Provider URL: https://drugtestingcourses.com

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