The state of Nevada just passed a law that would prohibit employers from using a positive marijuana test during the employment screening process.
“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,” cites the law signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak on June 5th.
There are exceptions to the new screening law that include firefighters, emergency medical technicians, any position where operating a motor vehicle is required.
The law also allows an employee the right to submit to an additional screening test to disprove the results, and the employer must accept those results.
Nevada is the first state to pass such a law restricting this substance during the hiring process.