Under Louisiana law a private employer is only required to follow minimal regulations. However, Louisiana’s Workers Compensation statute and administrative code has set very strict requirements employers must follow in order to deny workers’ compensation benefits. Following the worker’s compensation and unemployment statute is not mandatory but if followed can provide safety precautions. The statute gives employers liability protection if there is compliance with the rules. Before implementing a drug-free testing policy employers should review workers’ compensation regulations to ensure they are following with the statute requirements. Louisiana has also passed its own Medical Marijuana Act, which means employers must be mindful not to discriminate against employees with disabilities. The statute does not specify whether if the employer maintains the right to test. The Medical Marijuana Act has been recently appealed and has amended several terms in the statute, the employer should maintain current in the changing law in order to implement a policy that does not discriminate.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?

This Louisiana Drug & Alcohol Workplace Testing Law course provides private employers and interested employees in Louisiana a summary of the current law in Louisiana 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 Louisiana ;
  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 Louisiana workplace drug and alcohol testing laws. Learn how courts are interpreting key provisions Louisiana in the Statutes and the Louisiana 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 Louisiana ;
  2. Determine the restrictions on workplace testing for private employers in Louisiana ; and
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of key workplace testing concepts particular to Louisiana .

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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