Drug Test (Labor) Law and Legal Definition

Drug Test as used in Labor law refers to a test required by an employer to see if an employee is under the influence of illegal narcotics while on the job. The employer usually requires the employee to provide a urine sample for conducting test by a qualified person or in a laboratory. The employer gets a report on what drugs were found in the urine. Some prospective employees also may be required to undergo the drug test.

Companies covered under the Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 or the Drug Free Workplace Act is required to test its employees for drug and alcohol use.