The State of Minnesota has adopted one of the most restrictive drug and alcohol testing statutes in the country.
If you are an employer, you should become familiar with Minnesota's strict legal requirements before conducting drug or alcohol testing of any job applicants or employees. Most of these requirements can be found in the Minnesota Drug & Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act, Minn. Stat. § 181.950 et seq.
Drug testing in the workplace is legally tricky.
As an employer, you may also be covered by U.S. Department of transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations for "safety sensitive" transportation employees. Commercial truck drivers are the largest group of employees covered by these DOT regulations. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA"
) oversees the implementation of the mandatory drug and alcohol testing rules for commercial drivers and their employers, located at 49 C.F.R. Part 382
If you are an employee, you have legal rights surrounding your Minnesota drug or alcohol test, whether administered under the company's own policy ("Non-DOT Testing"
) or pursuant to federal DOT regulations ("DOT Testing"
Whether you are an employer or employee, this website contains valuable information about the laws governing workplace drug and alcohol testing in the State of Minnesota.
The sponsor of this website is Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. law firm located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The firm's founding shareholder, Craig W. Trepanier, was an early pioneer in the drug and alcohol testing legal field and has practiced extensively in the area of drug and alcohol testing law since 1994 on behalf of both employers and employees in the State of Minnesota, throughout the Midwest, and around the country.
The firm offers a two (2) hour case evaluation and initial legal consultation for the flat fee of $500. During this consultation, we will help review any issue related to drug and alcohol testing law, for employees or employers. Click here to review the Terms and Conditions
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