Workplace Drug Testing Laws in Nebraska

Workplace drug testing laws in Nebraska cover employers cover public sector employers and private companies with at least six employees. Employers can (but are not required to) set up workplace drug testing policies. Nebraska drug testing compliance requires drug testing to be accurate and confidential, and without discrimination (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1101 et. seq.)

Employers in Nebraska must become familiar with Nebraska drug testing compliance as well as federal drug testing laws. Safety- and security-sensitive industries, and federal contractor positions must comply with federal drug testing legislation. Federal laws aim to eliminate substance abuse in the workplace while protecting the rights of employees. Employers in these industries have limits to drug testing and taking adverse employment actions.

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Nebraska Drug Testing Compliance

Nebraska Drug Testing Laws Without Restrictions

Drug Test Issue Remarks
Recreational Marijuana Recreational marijuana is illegal in Nebraska. Therefore, employers may freely screen for it alongside other substances.
Medical Marijuana
Medical marijuana is not permitted in Nebraska.
There are no specific workplace drug testing laws in Nebraska regarding medical marijuana.
Instant or POCT Testing There are no employment drug screening laws in Nebraska that specify instant or POCT testing.
Random Testing Nebraska drug testing legislation does not address random drug testing.
Specimens Tested Workplace drug testing laws in Nebraska do not specify which specimens to test.
Substances Screened The substances screened for drug testing in Nebraska are not specified under the state's employee drug testing laws.

Conditional Nebraska Drug Testing Laws

Drug Test Issue Remarks
Workers Comp
Employees are not considered negligent for an accident or injury in the workplace unless they were intoxicated at the time of the incident.
If the employee was intoxicated at the time of the accident, the employee (and beneficiaries of the employee) receive no worker's compen­sation.
Laboratories Positive drug tests must be confirmed by a hospital, clinic, or certified laboratory.
Testing for Alcohol
Employers may test for alcohol. A permit is not required for preliminary breath testing.
Positive tests must be confirmed with a licensed breath-testing-device operator.
Employees must be able to request blood testing to confirm a positive breath test.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Nebraska drug test for?

Nebraska drug testing compliance laws do not specify what employers in the state can and cannot test for. Nebraska employers must familiarize themselves with both state and federal laws and develop clear workplace policies. In Nebraska, drug tests must be performed privately, accurately, and confidentially, and without discrimination.

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This Information Is Not Intended for Legal Purposes

The information provided on this page is intended for your own knowledge, and should not be used for legal matters. Please seek the advice of a legal expert regarding legal advice for drug testing laws in your state.


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