SIA (Staffing Industry Analysts) recently featured an Act Now Advisory titled “NYC Passes Bill Banning Pre-Employment Marijuana Drug Testing,” co-authored by Nathaniel M. Glasser, Lauri F. Rasnick, Michael F. McGahan, Steven M. Swirsky, Amanda M. Gómez, and Anastasia A. Regne.

Following is an excerpt:

The New York City Council on April 9 passed a bill that prohibits employers from pre-employment drug testing for marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols, known as “THC,” the active ingredient in marijuana, Epstein Becker & Green P.C. writes in a Lexology blog post. The bill prohibits employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies from requiring a prospective employee to submit to a marijuana or THC drug test as a condition of employment. Mayor de Blasio is expected to sign the bill, which would take effect in one year.

Read the full Advisory here.


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