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New Law Prohibits Employers From Refusing to Hire Those Who Test Positive for Pot

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 407 | 0 | 104 min read

Nevada employers in 2020 will not be allowed to refuse to hire job applicants who couldn’t lay off the marijuana long enough to pass a pre-employment drug test. Democrat Gov. Steve Sisolak on June 5 signed AB 132, which makes it unlawful for an employer “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.” The prohibition on refusing to hire those who fail drug tests does not apply to firefighters, emergency medical technicians or any job req...

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