Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking: Massachusetts
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- Massachusetts 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 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.
- Massachusetts does not prohibit or specifically regulate drug and alcohol testing of employees or job applicants. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
- The Massachusetts Smoke-Free Workplace Law requires employers to prohibit smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, in the workplace. See Smoking.
- Employers are required to post "No Smoking" signs. 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.