Drug Testing

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 […]

EMPLOYERS ARE CONSIDERING RELAXING POT TESTING

Opinion By: Thoran Towler, Chief Executive Officer, Nevada Association of Employers As we start to roll through 2018, the challenges of legalized marijuana continue for Nevada employers. “I can’t find a single applicant that isn’t stoned!” This was the key comment from a call I recently received from a frustrated client calling our human resources […]

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE

HEARD IT ON THE HOTLINE … The Problem with Marijuana By Rob Parker HR interviews a candidate who appears to be the most suitable and qualified person for an open position at the company. A conditional job offer is made and the candidate is given instructions on how to proceed with her pre-employment drug screen.  The […]

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