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District of Columbia Bill Would Bar Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

The District of Columbia is considering legislation that would bar employers from conducting pre-employment marijuana testing, except as required by law.  The bill—Prohibition of Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Act of 2015 — is scheduled to be discussed at a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015.

The District of Columbia City Council recently passed the “Prohibition on Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Temporary Act of 2014,” which will temporarily prohibit pre-hire marijuana testing until after an individual has been extended a conditional offer of employment.

The new legislation would instead prohibit pre-hire marijuana testing altogether. [Read more at Littler Mendelson’s Workplace Privacy Counsel blog]


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