The Decline of the Pre-Employment Drug Test and The Labor shortage
The legalization of marijuana in some states has sparked questions in the minds of construction business owners. From employee interactions to workplace legalities, it’s no wonder employers feel dazed and confused about how to manage in this new frontier."
*an excerpt from the Seattle Times, 03/09/2018:
Employers are struggling to hire workers in a tightening U.S. job market. Marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more than one in five American adults can eat, drink, smoke or vape as they please.
The result is the slow decline of pre-employment drug tests, which for decades had been a requirement for new recruits in industries ranging from manufacturing to finance.
- BUSINESSES CAN STILL DRUG TEST—EVEN IN MANY STATES WHERE MARIJUANA IS LEGAL
EMPLOYERS MUST HAVE AND FOLLOW A WRITTEN DRUG TESTING POLICY
THERE ARE SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR HOW AND WHEN TO CONDUCT DRUG TESTING