Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Alaska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Alaska employers may implement drug-free workplace policies and require employees to disclose prescription drugs that may adversely affect judgment, coordination or the ability to perform job duties. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- Employers may prohibit marijuana 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.
- Most employers may establish a drug and alcohol testing program for any job-related purpose consistent with business necessity and administered under the terms of the employer's written policy. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- Alaska prohibits smoking tobacco and using e-cigarettes or other oral smoking devices in an enclosed area in a place of employment and in a public place. See Smoking.
- "No Smoking" signs must be displayed in places or vehicles where smoking is prohibited. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.