Nebraska Drug Testing Laws and Regulations
|Statute of Order:||Neb. Rev. Stat. §48-1901 et seq.|
|Covered Employers:||Private employers with six or more employees; public employers.|
|Applicant Testing:||Applicant testing is not subject to restriction.|
|Employee Testing:||Employee testing is authorized without restriction. Discipline or discharge is authorized after a confirming positive test or refusal to submit to test. The state of Nebraska allows employers to demand employees to take drug tests. There is no special circumstance wherein an employer requires employees to take drug test. In this connection, an employer can take action against or even fire an employee if he (employee) tampers with specimen; refuses to take a drug test or in the event that the employee’s drug test is positive as confirmed in an authorized laboratory or hospital.|
|Conditions & Methods:||Confirming test in case of positive findings, option for blood test after positive breath test, and methods to ensure confidentiality of test findings.|
|Medical Marijuana Law:||The state of Nebraska has no legislature for the medical use of marijuana. Nebraska lawmakers were not able to introduce and initiate legislation which would allow those with debilitating illnesses to use and safely buy or cultivate medical marijuana. A group that calls itself Nebraska for Cannabis is targeting the Nebraska Unicameral Legislature for the legalization of medical marijuana. The petition aims to allow the use of medical marijuana in Nebraska; charge fees for persons who want a medical card or pass; immunity for medical marijuana dispensaries and so on. On the other hand, Nebraska have decriminalized the possession of marijuana for personal use. Possession of an ounce of marijuana is considered a civil infraction and merits a $300 fine (first offense), $400 fine and 5 days jail time (second offense) and $500 and 7 days in jail for third offense. Possession of an ounce of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor in Nebraska|
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