Pre Employment Drug Screening and Drug Testing in Alaska
Alaska State law §23.10.600 et seq., §14.09.025 regulates employment drug screening
We provide convenient pre-employment drug screening and drug testing primarily through Quest Diagnosticswith thousands of offices located nationwide.
Alaskan Employers who seek to comply with the voluntary program are indemnified from litigation for damages arising from the adoption of a suitable drug and alcohol testing policy, subject to the provisions of the law.
Drug and alcohol impairment testing of employees, as required by their employers, are considered work time for the purpose of administering compensation and benefits
Employers may specify drug testing for prospective employees as part of their policy and shall inform their prospective employees of the same.
Alaska employers are allowed to conduct random drug testing on employees.
All actual costs of drug and alcohol impairment testing for current and prospective employees are to be paid by employers. For current employees, a reasonable transportation cost shall also be paid by the employer if the testing facility is not located at the employee’s normal work site.
On-site testing is not prohibited but neither is it required. With on-site testing, only test kits approved by the Food and Drugs Administration may be used, which may be administered only by a qualified test administrator duly certified by the test manufacturer.
Only temporary employment actions may be enforced against employees with unconfirmed positive on-site test results. If confirmatory tests come up with a negative result or is demonstrated to be a direct result of prescribed or lawful non-prescription drugs, full wages and benefits must be reinstated in favor of the employee.
Testing of applicants is not restricted by law. A refusal or positive results may be grounds for not hiring.
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