• New Nevada law bans pre-employment marijuana tests

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    RENO, Nev. - A new law in Nevada will ban pre-employment marijuana tests.

    KSNV reported that Gov. Steve Sisolak signed AB 132 into law, which will ban the denial of employment if someone tests positive for marijuana.

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    Exceptions to the law apply, however. 

    KTNV reported that the law does not apply to those applying to a job that requires them to operate a motor vehicle and submit to screening tests by federal law, as well as positions like a firefighter or emergency medical technician. The exception also applies to positions that employers determine could impact the safety of others.

    The law ill be in effect in January 2020.

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