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Webinar: California and Washington State Laws Employment Discrimination—Cannabis Use January 1, 2024 - Workforce QA

Starting January 1, 2024, employers in California (state code: AB2188) and Washington (state code: SB5123) will have to comply with new laws regarding the testing of cannabis use among employees. These laws will provide revised protections for employees who use cannabis while off-duty and will limit the types of tests that employers can use to conduct THC testing. As a result, employers will need to make significant changes to their cannabis testing policies and programs within a short timeframe.

At WorkforceQA, we are here to help employers navigate challenging times and find a solution that complies with the new laws. Don’t wait until it’s too late! To learn more about the recent changes in the law and the steps employers should take to prepare for them, we invite you to watch our short webinar by Dr. Donna Smith, our Regulatory Compliance Advisor. You can trust us to provide the guidance and support you need to stay compliant.

Key takeaways include:

  • Legal and policy implications of State statutes AB2188 (California) and SB5123 (Washington)
  • Differences between test types and their restrictions under the law
  • How to revise testing policies and programs

Please note that these new laws DO NOT impact DOT or other federally-mandated testing for marijuana; they are applicable only to testing conducted under the employers’ independent authority. 

Our team of experts are here to help you implement a compliant policy and workplace screening solution. Please reach out for more information or assistance.

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