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Preemployment Screening and Testing: Alabama

Preemployment Screening and Testing requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Toby Dykes, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP


  • Certain employers in Alabama must conduct background checks of job applicants as a condition of employment. See Mandatory Criminal Background Checks.
  • The state has a criminal expungement law of which employers should be aware. See Arrest and Conviction Records.
  • Alabama is among those states that have mandatory E-Verify laws. See E-Verify.
  • Statutory requirements apply to private employers who choose to establish drug-free programs to obtain discounts in workers' compensation premiums and deny medical and indemnity benefits under the workers' compensation laws. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.