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Understand the Law

It’s important for both employers and employees to understand laws, rights, and responsibilities related to substance use. Learn about the most important federal laws and Massachusetts state laws related to substance use and the workplace. For a full description of applicable federal, state and other laws, you can refer to Sections 5 & 6 of the Recovery Supportive Workplace Toolkit by clicking these links:


Employee Legal Protections and Responsibilities

Employer Legal Responsibilities

Summary Chart of Applicable Federal, State and Local Legal Responsibilities

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Federal laws

Massachusetts state laws

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