People Could Still Be Denied These Jobs Over Marijuana Use Under New York City Drug Testing Exemptions

People Could Still Be Denied These Jobs Over Marijuana Use Under New York City Drug Testing Exemptions

New York State might not be legalizing marijuana this year, in large part due to complications from the coronavirus outbreak, but at least many of those still in the workforce in New York City won’t risk being denied jobs over a positive THC test thanks to a local law that goes into effect next month. And now a city commission is proposing regulations on who exactly will be protected from pre-employment cannabis testing. The New York City Commission on Human Rights proposed a rule, which was published in The City Record on Tuesday, that When the City Council first approved the legislation—which was enacted without Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) signature last year—it included language carving out exceptions from the prohibition on testing for those applying to certain jobs such as police officers and people charged with supervising or caring for children, as well as positions “tied to a federal or state contract or grant.” The law, which goes into effect starting May 10, also exempts jobs with “the potential to significantly impact the health or safety of employees or members of the public.” To that end, these new proposed regulations from the commission seek to explain exactly what constitutes such a position. Here’s who would still be subject to pre-employment drug testing under the proposal: 1) People in jobs that require them to regularly be on active construction sites, 2) those who regularly operate heavy machinery, 3) those who regularly work with power or gas utility lines, 4) those…

Excerpt only …
READ MORE BELOW
Source : MJ moment
Link to original : People Could Still Be Denied These Jobs Over Marijuana Use Under New York City Drug Testing Exemptions
reposted by Cannabis News World

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.