Labor and Employment Law Alert

On May 10, 2020, New York City’s new bill making pre-employment drug testing for marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol (commonly referred to as “THC”) an unlawful discriminatory practice will finally take effect after being enacted last year. As such, beginning this Sunday, employers in New York City are prohibited from requiring prospective employees to submit to a marijuana or THC drug test as a condition of employment, subject to some limited exceptions. For additional information regarding this new law, including the bill’s limited exceptions, we invite you to read our prior alert.

The Bottom Line: Employers in New York City must stop all drug testing of job applicants for marijuana and THC for positions not covered under the bill’s exceptions by this Sunday, May 10, 2020.


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