Pre-Employment Drug Testing Program

Overview

Under a new Unemployment Insurance (UI) initiative, Wisconsin employers may report the name of anyone who either fails or refuses to take a pre-employment drug test that is a condition of the offer of employment. UI makes it easy for employers to report this information and will keep the information secure and confidential.

What is the Pre-Employment Drug Testing Program?

Failing or refusing to take a pre-employment drug test is presumed to be a refusal of suitable work.

If a claimant fails a pre-employment drug test (without a valid prescription) and has not established that they had good cause, the claimant will be offered the option to attend treatment and complete a skills assessment before UI benefits are denied.

For more information please visit UI Handbook for Employers (Section 1 - Benefits, Part 7 - Eligibility Issues).

How to Submit a Failed or Refused Pre-Employment Drug Testing Form?

Send by mail to:

Department of Workforce Development
Unemployment Insurance
P.O. Box 7905
Madison, WI 53707

or fax to:

608-260-2506

More Questions?

For additional questions specific to pre-employment drug testing, please email UIDrugTest@dwd.wi.gov.

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