In many locations where recreational marijuana is legal, employers are prohibited from testing for marijuana as a condition of employment. Nevada, New Jersey, and New York City are a few examples of jurisdictions that have passed laws to restrict pre-employment marijuana tests. This trend appears to be spreading across the country, as other locations like California and Philadelphia are also considering bills that would ban most pre-employment marijuana testing. Employers who want to conduct drug tests, before and during employment, must carefully review applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations to determine whether it’s legal or efficient to do so. myHRcounsel attorneys are available to help you navigate this complex area of legal compliance.
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