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Over the last few years, marijuana laws have been changing drastically around the country. In most states, marijuana laws apply to specific situations, and it is not entirely legalized. However, new rules regarding drug tests took effect this year in New York City. When applying for a new job, it is important to know your rights so that you are not wrongfully banned from positions for which you are qualified. If you think that a potential employer has violated the new marijuana testing laws, it is crucial that you speak to an experienced civil service job defense attorney to protect your rights.

NYC Marijuana Tests

As of May 10, 2020, most New York City employers are not allowed to test job applicants for marijuana or THC. However, this rule only applies to prospective employees. If an employer suspects an employee of using marijuana while at work, they are still able to conduct a drug test. Although this new law does not legalize marijuana, it prevents job applicants from being unfairly discriminated against.

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