The legalization of marijuana has been one of the most talked about topics in California thus far in 2018. Proposition 64 has caused some employers to question if they should continue drug testing their employees. Employees may believe their employers can no longer test for marijuana during a drug test. Being informed and up to date on current legislation has never been more important.
Proposition 64 includes a workplace exemption which means companies are still able to enforce company drug and alcohol policies and uphold any disciplinary action that is stated in such a policy. The most important action for employers to take right now is to review current policies. Ensuring policies are compliant, clearly stated and communicated companywide should be a priority for all. Please reach out to your HR consultant if you have questions regarding your current policy.