Washington: New State Law Takes Effect Barring Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing for Most Employees

In Washington, new legislation prohibits employers from taking adverse actions against new hires because of a failed drug test for marijuana. Pre-employment testing requirements will remain in place for those seeking jobs in certain safety-sensitive positions and it does not impact workplace policies that require current employees to undergo testing for off-the-job cannabis use, or that punish those who test positive.

 

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