"I hope you can help me. I'm wondering if it is legal to do random drug testing in our business on Long Island in NY. If so, are there any legalities we need to follow?"
For the most part, state and local laws determine whether an employer may test employees and applicants for drugs. Although many states have passed laws regulating or restricting an employer’s right to require drug testing, New York is not one of them. The state of New York has no law addressing drug testing in private employment. This means that drug testing is not prohibited or restricted, unless it violates other legal provisions.
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