Drug Testing

NEVADA FIRMS BARRED FROM USING MARIJUANA TEST TO REJECT JOB SEEKERS

After nearly two years of allowing recreational marijuana use, Nevada has enacted a law restricting most employers from using a marijuana drug test to reject potential employees. The move comes as a growing number of Nevada businesses move away from cannabis screening as more job applicants use the recreational drug. Since the legalization of marijuana, […]

HIGH BUT NOT HIRED: COMPANIES PREPARING FOR LEGAL MARIJUANA

Thoran Towler, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Association of Employers, was recently interviewed on how legalization of recreational marijuana has affected employers in Nevada. The potential legalization of recreational marijuana in Minnesota is forcing businesses across the state to consider whether to still hire job candidates who fail a drug test. Legislation to legalize recreational […]

OSHA ISSUES CLARIFICATION ON POST-ACCIDENT DRUG TESTING

Post-Accident Testing Does Not Violate OSHA Final Rule As you may recall, in early 2016 OSHA published a final rule that, among other things, amended 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35 to prohibit employers from retaliating against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses. In the preamble to the final rule, OSHA discussed how the final rule could apply […]

DOES NRS 613.333 ALLOW FOR OFF-DUTY CANNABIS USE?

In February of this year, Thoran Towler, our CEO at Nevada Association of Employers, wrote an article for the Reno Gazette Journal that explored recreational cannabis use in relation to Nevada’s waning labor supply. In the article, Towler implicitly raises the question, “Should Nevada employers consider revising their drug policies to accommodate the hiring of […]

SHOULD YOU BRING DRUG TESTING IN-HOUSE?

It’s a very tempting proposition — bringing drug testing in-house. It is convenient, fairly inexpensive, and results are almost immediate. Why go through the hassle of sending your employees to a lab and waiting 24-72 hours for test results, right? On average, the cost of a simple laboratory drug test is between $10 – $30 […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

By: Rob Parker Have you ever experienced a manager who has gone rogue and potentially set the company up for liability?  If so, this situation might sound familiar to you. An employee was called into her manager’s office.  The manager informed her that he had heard a rumor that she was taking medication and believed […]

TERMINATION FOR MARIJUANA USE? NOT SO FAST.

Termination for Medical Marijuana Use Goes to Court Clark County District Judge Mark Bailus is allowing a wrongful termination case against Sunrise Hospital to move forward. On Tuesday, Judge Bailus rejected Sunrise Hospital’s motion to dismiss a former employee’s lawsuit alleging wrongful termination in violation of Nevada’s medical marijuana law. The lawsuit also alleges that […]

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