New State and Federal Drug Testing Laws Impacting Employers in 2020

Already in the new year, several states and one city have new laws that employers must comply with regarding the management of workplace drug and alcohol screening programs. Illinois became the most recent state to pass a bill that authorizes the personal legal use of marijuana for anyone over the age of 21. Nevada has become the first state to prohibit employers from refusing to hire a prospective employee solely due to a positive drug test for marijuana and in New Jersey, the state medical marijuana law has been amended to prohibit employment discrimination against medical marijuana users. The Department of Transportation’s (DOT) drug and alcohol testing programs also have experienced significant regulation changes regarding the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) Clearinghouse, Control and Custody Form, and Random Testing Rates.


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