EMPLOYMENT LAW ALERT Governor signs new law amending Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Testing Act

Yesterday, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill Number 2204. Effective May 8, 2012, the new law amends Oklahoma’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Act for employers.

The changes are currently being studied, and a future posting will review in detail the effects of the new law. It is possible that the changes to the law may necessitate revisions to Oklahoma employers’ present alcohol and drug testing policies, so we wanted to notify employers utilizing a drug and alcohol policy immediately.