7 Things Restaurants Should Know About Drug Testing

7 Things Restaurants Should Know About Drug Testing

QSR Magazine | Kacy Coble | August 8, 2018

Here's how to keep you employees and customers safe, without running afoul of federal laws.

State Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, wants to see that normalization extended to the workplace through protections for employees who use cannabis for medical purposes.

Given the nation’s ongoing opioid epidemic and states’ efforts to decriminalize marijuana, it should come as no surprise that drug use in the workforce is at its highest rate in more than a decade.

The good news is your restaurant can maintain a drug testing policy and procedure that protects the safety of your workers and customers, without running afoul of federal laws, like the Americans with Disabilities Act, or local laws, which vary from state to state. But to do so, you will need a strong drug testing policy, vetted by counsel, and you need to make sure that your management team is well-versed in the implementation of that policy.


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