North Carolina Drug Testing and Workers’ Comp Laws

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NORTH CAROLINA 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[Editor Note:  The information contained below was last updated in 2011 and is currently outdated.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: North Carolina is a “mandatory” state, with method of testing requirements.

POLICY: NO law requires a written policy; however, for workers compensation/unemployment purposes employers SHOULD have written policy.

NOTICE: NO notice or posting requirements in this state.

COSTS: Not specified.

CONSEQUENCES: NO limits exist under state law or court decision.

TESTING
WHO:
NO limits exist under state law or court decision.

WHAT: NO limits exist under state law or court decision.

WHERE: NO limits exist under state law or court decision, but required state test methods may limit where testing is conducted.

WHEN: NO limits exist under state law or court decision.

HOW: All tests of any part of the human body must meet state test methods and procedures.

OTHER STATE PECULIARITIES: No significant other laws directly related to 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[Editor Note:  The information contained below was last updated in 2011 and is currently outdated.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]

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