Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Arkansas
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Arkansas law provides for a voluntary program for drug-free workplaces. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment of 2016 permits the use of medical marijuana by qualified registered patients with a qualifying medical condition. See Medical 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.
- Arkansas does not prohibit drug and alcohol testing of employees or job applicants, and employers may establish their own testing policies. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- The Arkansas Clean Indoor Air Act prohibits smoking, including e-cigarette use and smoking of marijuana, in places of employment. See Smoking.
- A "No Smoking" sign" in the workplace is not required. See Postings.
- Employers are not required to have a smoking policy but may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.