California legislation relating to cannabis drug screening

The California Assembly introduced a bill that would prohibit employers from taking an adverse action due a positive hit for cannabis during a pre-employment or employment related drug screen. Employers who fail to abide by this legislation would face stiff civil action. It is expected that the bill will pass both houses and will be signed by the California governor.

The legalization of marijuana has resulted in numerous changes relating to the use of this substance. Employers must be vigilant and be aware that legislation is likely to be implemented where is not already in place and revise frequently as time progresses.