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Nevada Bans Employers From Refusing To Hire Those Who Fail Marijuana Test

Nevada has become the first state to ban employers from refusing to hire those who fail a marijuana test.

AB 132, signed by Governor Steve Sisolak, makes it unlawful for any Nevada employer to fail or refuse to hire someone if they test positive for marijuana.

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There are some exceptions.

Those trying to become firefighters or EMT’s cannot test positive, as well as those applying for jobs that require someone to operate a motor vehicle or jobs with the federal government.

It also allows employees who are required to submit a screening test within the first 30 days of being hired the chance to take a second test, at the expense of the employee.

The law goes into effect January 2020.

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