Preemployment Screening and Testing: Alabama
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: Toby Dykes, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP
- Certain employers in Alabama must conduct background checks of job applicants as a condition of employment. See Mandatory Criminal Background Checks.
- The state has a criminal expungement law of which employers should be aware. See Arrest and Conviction Records.
- Alabama is among those states that have mandatory E-Verify laws. See E-Verify.
- Statutory requirements apply to private employers who choose to establish drug-free programs to obtain discounts in workers' compensation premiums and deny medical and indemnity benefits under the workers' compensation laws. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.