Tag: Alcohol

Alcohol Testing Policies On March 28, 2018, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation (H.F. 2383) amending the state’s law relating to private employer alcohol-testing policies. Specifically, an employer’s written policy for alcohol testing must include a standard for alcohol concentration that is deemed to be a violation of the policy and must be at a…

Question: Can you provide language for a notice about drinking responsibly or use of taxi services that a company could use in a communication to staff prior to a party? Answer: The following sample language can be used: While our annual party is a time to mingle and relax, we remind everyone to demonstrate personal responsibility and…

Question: How should an employer handle underage drinking at a company event? Can we limit our liability by hiring an outsource group to handle alcohol and checking identifications? Answer: Hiring a third party to verify identifications and manage drink consumption is an added layer of protection and a great consideration, though doing so may still not fully…

Question: Does alcoholism fall under Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules? Answer: An alcoholic is a person with a disability and is protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if she or he is qualified to perform the essential functions of the job. An employer may be required to provide an accommodation to an…