Iowa Lowers Standard for Positive Alcohol Tests

On March 28, 2018, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed an amendment to the state’s drug testing law, lowering the threshold for alcohol testing from .04 to .02 effective July 1, 2018.

Considered one of the more difficult drug and alcohol testing statues to navigate (along with Minnesota and Maine), Iowa includes numerous requirements that employers must follow to lawfully conduct pre-employment and employment drug and alcohol tests.

Requirements include, but are not limited to:

This information is provided by JDP for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. JDP is not legal counsel and cannot provide legal advice. Anyone reading this content should work with counsel to determine how legislative updates affect their employment screening program.

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