Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Iowa
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Author: XpertHR Editorial Team
- Iowa employers may prohibit drug and alcohol use in the workplace. See Drugs and Alcohol.
- The Medical Cannabidiol Act permits the use of medical marijuana for debilitating medical conditions. 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.
- Iowa does not prohibit private sector employers from testing employees and job applicants for drug and alcohol use and establishing testing policies. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- Iowa's Smokefree Air Act generally prohibits smoking in public places and all enclosed areas within places of employment. See Smoking.
- "No smoking" signs must be posted at every entrance to places of employment and in every vehicle where smoking is prohibited. See Postings.
- Iowa does not require employers to implement a smoking policy, but they may implement one that prohibits smoking in the workplace. See Smoking Policies.
- Waterloo has requirements pertaining to smoking. See Local Requirements.