Under Utah law, there are drug and alcohol testing requirements that an employer must follow if they wish to have the protection it offers.

The intent when creating the statute was to provide a healthy, safe, and productive workplace, free from the effect of drugs and alcohol. The importance of producing quality products and services is important to employers, employees and the general public.

The legislature found that there was an increased risk of injuries, absenteeism and financial burdens that were created by drug and alcohol abuse and to prevent this was the statute was created. Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation benefits can be denied if the employer followed the requirements under the drug and alcohol statute; They must also follow all the requirements under the specific unemployment or workers comp. statute as well.

An employee may seek damages or job reinstatement if the employer’s test results were inaccurate. Overall the statute prevents an employee to bring a lawsuit to the employer who complies with the rules in the statute.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE?

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

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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