Arizona Drug Testing and Workers’ Comp Laws

Arizona Workers' Compensation Laws and Regulations of this State
Arizona Workers’ Compensation Laws and Regulations
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ARIZONA State Law Summary – Workplace Drug/Alcohol Testing

[Editor Note:  The information contained below was last updated in 2011 and is currently outdated.  New laws are passed and changed frequently.  This information is provided for general educational purposes only, IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE LEGAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISE.   Always consult your legal or medical professionals before making any decisions. For the most up to date drug laws including Marijuana @ Work, visit the Drug & Alcohol Compliance Center]

GENERAL COMMENTS:  This is a “VOLUNTARY” state, meaning, if an employer chooses to seek the protections
offered under a state law then testing must be conducted per state law.  If the employer chooses not to pursue those protections then common law applies.

This information assumes that the employer does not intend to seek available opportunities available through the State’s drug free workplace program. (Work comp premium discount – see below).

POLICY: 
No limitations/requirements exist. 

 NOTICE:  No written policy or notices are required.

COSTS: 
Not specified.

CONSEQUENCES:
No limitation on discipline; A violation of a company policy may affect eligibility for benefits under states workers compensation or unemployment laws.

WHO: 
Not specified.

WHAT:
Not specified, but recent changes to the Americans with Disabilities Act should be considered.

WHERE: 
Not specified.

WHEN: 
Not specified.

HOW: 
Not specified.

OTHER STATE PECULIARITIES: 

Employers may choose to obtain certain state opportunities. Those opportunities include a Drug-Free Workplace Program allowing the employer to seek an annual workers compensation premium discount.

Collective Bargaining:  Nothing in the drug/alcohol test policy may conflict with a valid collective bargaining agreement.  An employer’s negotiated/bargained to impasse policy shall be given full benefits of this law.

Mandated Tests:  Government mandated test programs shall enjoy the full benefit of the states voluntary law. (protection from liability/law suite).

[Editor Note:  The information contained below was last updated in 2011 and is currently outdated.  New laws are passed and changed frequently.  This information is provided for general educational purposes only, IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE LEGAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL ADVISE.   Always consult your legal or medical professionals before making any decisions. For the most up to date drug laws including Marijuana @ Work, visit the Drug & Alcohol Compliance Center]

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