Missouri Drug Testing Laws and Regulations
|Missouri Drug Testing Law:||
The State of Missouri has a more relaxed legislation for drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. However, this does not mean that employers can indiscriminately test their workers for drug and alcohol impairment. The workers can press charges against employers who have violated their basic rights to privacy, anti-discrimination and others. Although the Missouri drug testing and alcohol testing procedures are not clearly defined, employers have to be very careful in implementing them. It will be beneficial for employers to also look into the rules of unemployment claims and other labor laws for guidance. On the part of the employees and prospective employees, it would be good to know your basic rights as individuals and citizens in order to protect yourselves from any forms of violation and discrimination.
|Statute of Order:||
No statute available but employers have the option to adopt a Drug-Free Workplace Program.
Not specified by Missouri statutes, with the exemption for employers involved in transportation services to school children and minors.
Voluntary under Drug-Free Workplace Act
Permissible subject to the provisions of employer policy, in compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act.
Recommended for employees handling safety-sensitive work.
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|Medical Marijuana Law:||
The Missouri Marijuana Legalization and Regulation Initiative (2012) did not make enough votes to become a law. However, there is a growing interest in the benefits of medical marijuana to alleviate some medical conditions.
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