Florida drug and alcohol workplace testing laws generally favor a reasonable employer. Its at-will employment law gives employers a great deal of discretion when it comes to hiring and firing its employees. This means that employers in Florida, by default, have nearly limitless discretion on whether to adopt a policy and if so, how to adopt the rules for its drug-free workplace program.

However, employers who wish to qualify for discounts on their workers’ compensation premiums have the option to opt-in to the voluntary drug-free workplace program under the Workers’ Compensation Statute, Fla. Stat. §440.102. Complying with this statute will narrow the options of the employer on how to conduct the company drug-free workplace policy, but in return allows employers who do adopt the program a 5% discount credit on Workers’ Compensation premiums.

This Florida Drug & Alcohol Law Training overview course provides private employers and interested employees in Florida a summary of the current law in Florida 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.

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WHAT TOPICS ARE COVERED IN THIS COURSE?

This course will cover important topics such as:

1. What type of testing is allowed in Florida;

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 Florida workplace drug and alcohol testing laws. Learn how courts are interpreting key provisions Florida in the Statutes and the Florida 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 Florida;

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

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

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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