Drug and Alcohol Testing in 2020

With the increase in states legalizing the recreational use of marijuana this has raised concerns for many company’s and their Zero-Tolerance Policies. However, none of the state-specific laws affect federal drug testing policies for CDL holders, what does this mean for each company’s policies that they have in place?

For Construction Pros writes: “New legislation in Illinois prohibits employers from refusing to hire or discharge any individual who uses lawful products off the premises during nonworking hours. Nevada has similar legislation banning employers from refusing to hire an applicant for failing a pre-employment drug test for marijuana. In some states where recreational marijuana is legal, employers can still take action; however, impairment can’t necessarily be determined by a drug test.”

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