New York City is not shy about enacting laws governing the workplace. One of NYC’s newest employment related laws will prohibit employers from requiring job applicants, as a condition of employment, to submit to a test for the presence of tetrahydrocannabinols (THC) or marijuana. The law (Intro 1445-A) becomes effective May 10, 2020.
The law carves out exceptions including, but not limited to, applicants for work:
- As a police officer, peace officer, position in law enforcement or an investigative function
- In positions requiring individuals who