Illinois Alcohol and Drugs: What you need to know

Some states have comprehensive drug-testing laws that regulate or prohibit testing in the private sector, but Illinois does not have such a law. Illinois employers are, therefore, free to implement testing policies at their own discretion.
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
Under the Illinois state Drug-Free Workplace Act (30 ILCS 580/1et seq.), employers with a state grant or contract of $5,000 or more must take specific steps to prevent employees from engaging in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance. Specifically, covered employers must publish a statement:
• Notifying employees that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance, including cannabis, is prohibited in the grantee's or contractor's workplace;
• Specifying the actions that will be taken against employees for violations; and
• Notifying the employee that, as a condition of employment on the contract or grant, the employee will abide by the terms of the statement; and notify the employer of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace no later than 5 days after any conviction.
The statement must be given to each employee engaged in the performance of the contract and posted in a prominent location in the workplace.
Drug-free awareness programs required. Covered employers must establish a drug-free awareness program to inform employees about the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace; the grantee's or contractor's policy of maintaining a drug-free workplace; any available drug counseling, rehabilitation, and employee assistance programs; and the penalties that may be imposed on employees for drug ...

>> Read more about Alcohol and Drugs

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Illinois Alcohol and Drugs Resources

Alcohol and Drugs Products

Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!

This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.