Special Announcement to all State of Nevada employers :
On 06/05/2019, the Governor of Nevada signed a law, AB 132, that limts employers use of drug test results for marijuana. The law will be effective on 01/01/2020.
The law makes the following an unlawful practice:
- It is unlawful for any employer in this State to fail or refuse to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee submitted to a screening test and the results of the screening test indicate the presence of marijuana.
There are several exceptions enumerated in the law.
Additionally, if an employer requires an employee to submit to a screening test within the first 30 days of employment, the employee shall have the right to submit to an additional screening test, at his or her own expense, to rebut the results of the initial screening test. The employer shall accept and give appropriate consideration to the results of such a screening test.
This law will require a review of the hiring process in place and may require changes to that process.
Justifacts recommends that you consult with your legal department to determine what changes, if any, need to be made to your hiring process in order to comply with this law.
The complete text of the legislation can be found here: AB132
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