New legislation (Senate Bill 700) in California restricts an employer from being able to request information from a job applicant regarding their prior cannabis use. They may not discriminate against individuals for using cannabis when off the job and away from the workplace. This law goes into effect on January 1, 2024.
When hiring in the new year, make sure your organization’s practices align with the amended law.
This article is informational and does not constitute legal or financial advice. Consult with an employment lawyer or accountant for additional clarification on how these changes impact your company.