California bill bans most employer screens for marijuana

Source: Sacramento Bee

Sep 2, 2022 | Policy and Regulation

California employers could soon be barred in many cases from screening for marijuana use in hiring or firing people. State lawmakers on Tuesday sent Assembly Bill 2188 to Gov. Gavin Newsom. If he signs it into law, it would go into effect Jan. 1, 2024. AB 2188, authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate in hiring, firing or setting conditions of employment based on cannabis use off the job and away from the workplace. However, the law carves out certain exemptions, including employees in the building and construction trades and applicants for, or employees in, positions requiring federal background investigation or clearance.  Read the article here.


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