Wyoming Drug Testing Laws and Regulations
|Statute of Order||
No Wyoming drug testing statute currently exists particularly for private employment, but Wyoming courts have decided on a few drug testing cases which form the basis of most private corporations’ drug testing programs in addition to federal drug testing laws, guidelines from the ADA, the Drug-free Workplace Act of 1988, the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Rules, Regulations and Fee Schedules, The Council on Alcohol and Drugs etc.
Pursuant to federal drug testing laws, state employers and public improvement contractors, including those in safety-sensitive industries like transportation, aviation, DOD and NASA are required to drug test their employees. Private corporations for the most part are covered by state and local laws, and they are free to develop and implement their own drug-free workplace programs.
In Wyoming, a 2006 bill introduced a drug-free workplace account/fund to which employers can contribute, and from which a drug-free workplace program will be administered. Said program is available to all state employers, school districts and universities.
Job seekers in Wyoming who are applying for a job with a state contractor or a private corporation with an established drug testing policy can be made to submit to a pre-employment drug screening as a condition of employment.
Current employees may be made to submit to a drug test under any of the following conditions:
|Conditions & Methods||
A sound drug testing policy must meet certain conditions before it can be successfully implemented. It must also adhere to strict guidelines to protect the company against discrimination claims, invasion of privacy and defamation. As a rule of thumb, it must be clearly written and disseminated to all employees, and displayed prominently at public job sites. A state-accredited drug test lab must provide all necessary documentation to respond to a UI claim, including confirmation of all initial positive results. The drug-free workplace program must also take the following into consideration and incorporate them into the drug test policy accordingly:
|Important Bullet points||
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