Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Rhode Island
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Rhode Island employers may implement drug-free workplace policies. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- Employers may prohibit marijuana (cannabis) use in the workplace even though medical and recreational use is legal in the state. See Marijuana.
- Employers may implement and enforce policies that prohibit the use, sale, possession, distribution, purchase and cultivation of drugs and alcohol in the workplace. See Drug and Alcohol Policies.
- Employers that conduct workplace drug and alcohol tests must comply with the state's testing law. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- The Public Health and Workplace Safety Act prohibits smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, in enclosed workplaces. See Smoking.
- Employers must clearly and conspicuously post "No Smoking" signs. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.