Maryland drug testing laws do not prohibit or enforce employers in the private sector to implement a drug-free workplace policy. However, if employers decide to implement such a policy, it must follow the statute’s rules and regulations.

The statute does not specify under what conditions an employee can be tested for but does regulate how a test can be conducted. The purpose of 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 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 performing drug testing to avoid disability discrimination.
  • The statute protects 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.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE MARYLAND DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKPLACE TESTING LAWS COURSE?

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:

  1. What type of testing is allowed in Maryland;
  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 THE MARYLAND DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKPLACE TESTING LAWS 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 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.

MARYLAND DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKPLACE TESTING LAWS COURSE OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Determine the workplace testing options afforded to private employers in Maryland;
  2. Determine the restrictions on workplace testing for private employers in Maryland; and
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of key workplace testing concepts particular to Maryland.

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.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM THE MARYLAND DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKPLACE TESTING LAWS COURSE?

  • 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 THE MARYLAND DRUG & ALCOHOL WORKPLACE TESTING LAWS 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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Maryland drug testing laws provide private employers and employees in Maryland a summary of the current laws in Maryland.

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Course Provider Name: Easler Education Inc.

Course Provider URL: https://drugtestingcourses.com

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