A Louisiana employer must use certified laboratories and specified procedures for testing and certified laboratories and specific procedures must be used if a negative action may result from a positive test.
An employer may not discharge an employee on the basis of first-time positive test findings
Employees who have a confirmed positive test result have seven days in which to request a positive result was indicated.
An employee that tests positive and are discharged may be disqualified from receiving unemployment compensation.
Time required for testing existing employees is considered compensable work time.
Costs for drug tests must be paid by the employer.
Employers may not discriminate by testing only certain groups of employees by race or gender for drug testing.
Nor, may they defame an employee by publicizing an employee’s positive test results.
An applicant who is taking medication for a disability is protected by the Americans With Disability act (ADA.)