SEC. 71-3-213. [Qualification as private sector drug-free workplace.]
In order for an employer's workplace to qualify as a private sector drug-free workplace and to qualify for the provisions of Section 4 of this act, the following must be met:
(a) If an employer has an employee assistance program, the employer must inform the employee of the benefits and services of the employee assistance program. An employer shall post notice of the employee assistance program in conspicuous places and explore alternatives to publicize such services. In addition, the employer must provide the employee with notice of the policies and procedures regarding access to and utilization of the program.
(b) If an employer does not have an employee assistance program, the employer must maintain a resource file of employee assistance service providers, alcohol and other drug abuse programs, mental health providers, and other persons, entities or organizations available to assist employees with personal or behavioral problems. The employer shall provide all employees information about the existence of the resource file and a summary of the information contained within the resource file. The summary should contain, but need not be limited to, all information necessary to access the services listed in the resource file. In addition, the employer shall post in conspicuous places a listing of multiple employee assistance providers in the area.
SOURCES: 1997 Laws, Chapter 455, Sec. 7, SB2811, Effective July 1, 1997.