Illinois – State Law Drug & Alcohol Testing Issues at a Glance

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1) Summary
All types of testing with no restrictions; All testing procedures with no specific requirements.
2) Workers Compensation Voluntary Premium Reduction State (if yes see below)
3) Employers Covered by Federal Drug Free Workplace Act
4) State Constitution Privacy Provision
5) Penalties and Remedies for Employer Non-Compliance
6) Significant Testing Restrictions
7) Disability Coverage
8) Drug and Alcohol Testing Restrictions
9) Worker’s Compensation Disqualification Laws
10) Unemployment Compensation Disqualification Laws
11) Alcohol Cut-off Levels
12) Substances Allowed for Testing
(1) Amphetamines; (2) Cannabinoids; (3) Cocaine; (4) Phencyclidine (PCP); (5) Opiates or a metabolite of any of the above substances; and (6) Alcohol
· Substances Cut-off Levels
Not Specified
13) Drug Specimen Types
Not Specified
14) Types of Drug Testing and Restrictions
· Pre Employment.
· Reasonable Cause
· Random
Allowed for safety sensitive
· Post Accident
· Follow-up Testing
15) Restrictions on Types of Workplace Drug Tests
16) Collection Procedures
· Generally
· Observed Collections
If reasonable cause exists that individual tampered with specimen
· Split Specimen
Not Specified
17) Drug Testing Falsification Law
18) Point-of-Collection Device
· Urine
· Oral Fluids
19) Safety-Sensitive Restriction
Not Specified
20) Laboratory Based Testing
· Laboratory Certifications
Not Specified
· Oral Fluids
· Hair Testing
Not Specified
21) Notification of Test Results
Positive results must be provided in writing
22) Rehabilitation Requirements
Not Specified
23) Retest Required
Not Specified
24) Wage Payment Requirements
Employer Responsibility
25) Disciplinary Action Restriction
26) State CDL DMV Reporting
27) State Medical Marijuana Laws
Yes (See HB 1 Bill Summary or visit for the full text of the bill)
28) Union Agreements
29) Unique to State Issues
30) State Enforcement Agency
31) Web Resources
32) Significant Case Authority

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Tommy Eden is a management labor & employment law attorney with Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP who is licensed to practice in Alabama and or call 334-241-8030

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