Drug and Alcohol Testing Toolkit for the City Workplace

Informational Memo

Published: April 23, 2020

Drug and Alcohol Testing Toolkit
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See accompanying model documents below.

This material contains general information; it should not be used as a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Learn options for testing employees for drug and alcohol use under Minnesota law, including the Medical Cannabis Act, and about required testing under federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations for holders of commercial driving licenses (CDL), including “Clearinghouse” checks. Discusses what to do about use, possession, and impaired employee performance in the workplace while avoiding employment discrimination prohibitions. Covers pre-employment, reasonable suspicion and post-accident testing. Outlines use parameters for medical marijuana such as qualifying conditions, intractable pain.

Use these model documents with the “Drug and Alcohol Testing Toolkit”: