Procedure for Random Drug-Testing in the Workplace

Concept of random drug testing

A random drug test refers to “unannounced schedule of testing with each employee having an equal chance of being selected for testing.”[1]

This is further elaborated in the DOLE sample Drug-Free Workplace Policy and Program. It states therein that officers/employees “may be selected at random for drug testing at any interval determined by the Company.”[2]

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Compliance Visit for Labor Law Compliance System by DOLE

Compliance visit is initiated either by a SENA request for assistance or a labor complaint.

There are three modes to initiate the Labor Law Compliance System: Joint Assessment, Compliance Visit, and Occupational Safety and Health Standards Investigation.[1] The following will discuss on the second mode – Compliance Visit.

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Labor Law Compliance System

The Department of Labor and Employment has formalized the rules on Labor Law Compliance System (LLCS) to assist establishments in complying with labor laws and social legislations. There are three modes in the LLCS: Joint Assessment, Compliance Visit, and Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) Investigation. With Joint Assessment, the employer may voluntarily have their establishment assessed by the DOLE for Labor Law Compliance. On the other hand, a Compliance Visit and OSHS investigation are initiated through a SENA referral, labor complaint, or report of violation.