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Drug & Alcohol Testing

An employer's rights and duties with respect to drug and alcohol testing in the workplace are often less than clear. Akerman assists clients with drug and alcohol testing policies to assist with compliance regarding federal, state, and local laws.

Practice Highlights
Draft policies to comply with state drugfree workplace statutes which may provide discounts on an employer's worker's compensation policy
Counsel with employers to determine the appropriate levels of discipline for employees who violate the employer's drug and alcohol policy
Advise employers in the creation and implementation of "random" and "reasonable suspicion" drug and alcohol testing
Train human resources professionals and management on how and when an employee can and should be tested under an employer's drug and alcohol testing policy
Provide on-the-spot guidance in "emergency" situations as to whether proper grounds exist to require an employee to submit to drug or alcohol testing or how to deal with an employee who raises objections to the testing
Draft policies that comply with federal and state laws, including DOT regulations, regarding drug testing and procedural requirements

Recognition
"This trusted labor and employment practice is active in class actions and collective bargaining, and is also a major player in whistle-blower, wage and hour, noncompete and discrimination suits." (Chambers USA)
U.S. News - Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law categories
The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for Immigration in the U.S.
Chambers USA: Labor & Employment Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003
Daily Business Review: Recognized as Litigation Department of the Year in the Labor & Employment category

 
 
 
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