Under Ohio law, there are no requirements for private employers to implement a drug-free testing policy. However, the State of Ohio does encourage employers to implement such a policy by providing Workers’ Compensation premium discounts for implementing a policy that follows Ohio’s Drug-Free Safety Program. The Ohio statute has set the eligibility requirements and type of programs available for employers to choose from. The program overall follows federal regulations.

In Ohio, drug and alcohol addiction is considered a disability so employers cannot discriminate against an employee if he or she informs them of their addiction. Additionally, Ohio employers should keep in mind that Medical Marijuana is legal in the state; however, employers can still test for Marijuana and its metabolites and discharge employees for positive results. The Medical Marijuana statute implements protections for employers such as defining positive test results as “just cause” for termination and does not allow a cause of action against an employer for discharging or refusing to hire an employee who tests positive despite having a Medical Marijuana card.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?

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

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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