Connecticut Drug Testing Laws

Connecticut Drug Testing Laws

The laws surrounding employee drug testing varies from state to state. In Connecticut, there are a number of regulations employers must follow in order to implement compliant drug testing policies and procedures.

Covered Employers

All private employers.

Applicant Testing

  • Applicant should be given notice in writing
  • Employees away from the job for at least 12 months need to be tested
  • Testing required to certify school bus drivers

Employee Testing

  • Authorized testing: reasonable suspicion, random (for safety-sensitive jobs)
  • Testing required for intrastate truck drivers for post-accident, reasonable cause, or random cases
  • Positive result or refusal may lead to discipline or discharge

Conditions & Methods

  • Confidential test results
  • Confirming test in case of a positive result
  • Privacy in specimen collection

Connecticut Marijuana Laws

Marijuana legislation in Connecticut may have implications when it comes to screening employees for cannabis use. For more information, visit Connecticut Marijuana Laws.

Laboratory Drug Testing in Connecticut

If you are an employer or administrator looking to schedule employee drug testing in Connecticut, type in your ZIP code to find the laboratory testing site nearest you:



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