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  • Drug Testing in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania

    Can anyone provide guidance on what rules apply to random drug testing by private (non-governmental) employers in PA? Specifically:
    • what is required to randomly test employees? Must there be reasonable suspicion, or can there be a schedule or lottery whereby every employee will eventually be tested?
    • must the employer have a published policy in place PRIOR to randomly testing anyone?
    • are there any pitfalls employers should be careful of in implementing a policy or testing regime?

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    I cannot find anything that shows that PA has any restrictions on drug testing, including the ACLU website (and they hate, hate, hate drug testing laws).
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      Thank you Scott

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        Pa. has no statute that regulates drug/alcohol testing. If testing is done, however, it's important to maintain an individual's privacy.
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