Drug Testing Law

Trepanier MacGillis Battina P.A. has considerable experience advising employers, collection sites, occupational health clinics, testing laboratories, medical review officers, and substance abuse professionals on drug and alcohol testing issues in the workplace. Specific services in this area include:

  • policy development
  • DOT compliance and audits
  • Minnesota Drug & Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act compliance
  • Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act compliance
  • ADA and FMLA compliance during treatment plans
  • advising employers regarding alcoholism, drug abuse, and chemical dependency
  • conducting in-house training sessions
  • advising employers on discipline and termination
  • developing Return-to-Work plans and “Last Chance Agreements”
  • collective bargaining over drug and alcohol testing
  • grievance arbitrations hearings
  • developing compliance plans for collection sites, testing laboratories, MROs, and SAPs

TMB attorney Craig W. Trepanier has published several articles on the topic of drug and alcohol testing in the workplace, and has presented over 50 presentations on the topic of workplace drug and alcohol testing for various organizations across the country, including:

  • Minnesota Alcohol Traffic Safety Administration (MATSA)
  • Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (MDEED)
  • Minnesota Occupational Health Nurses Association
  • Minnesota Safety Council
  • Minnesota Society of Association Executives
  • Minnesota Transport Services Association (MTSA)
  • Minnesota Workforce Center
  • Medford, Wisconsin Council on Safety
  • North Dakota Safety Council
  • South Dakota Safety Council
  • Southern Motor Carriers
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • The Christensen Group
  • Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute

Contact TMB for assistance in starting a drug and alcohol testing program, revising your drug and alcohol testing policy, and learning your rights to discipline or terminate an employee following a positive drug test.

TMB also has extensive experience litigating claims under the Minnesota Drug & Alcohol Testing in the Workplace Act. If your company has been sued following administration of a drug test, our attorneys can help.