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Weekend Roundup: Pre-employment Drug Testing, Best Time to Job Hunt, New Laws

Some Nevada employers can no longer require marijuana pre-employment drug testing due to state law. January is one of the best times of the year to look for a new job. As January 1 rolled in, so did some new employment laws. Click the headlines below to learn more.

Most Employers in Nevada Can No Longer Utilize Pre-employment Drug Tests For Marijuana

Nevada is now the first state that bans most employers from utilizing pre-employment drug tests for marijuana as a hiring practice.

“That really opens up their job pool and allows for that much more normalization in this state, and you’re going to see many other states, too, following through with very similar legislation,” cannabis consultant Jason Sturtsman said.

Governor Sisolak signed AB 132 into law over the summer, and it went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

Now Is The Best Time Of Year To Start Your Job Search

The beginning of January is the most opportune time of year to seek out a great new job. Whether you’re unhappy at work or just want to test the waters to ascertain if you can obtain a better, more well-paying job, this is the perfect moment to start your search.

There are instances in your career when you may feel it’s right to start looking for a new job. It could be when you feel stuck in a quagmire at work, layoffs have been announced, you’re not appreciated by management or are grossly underpaid. Your reasons may be valid; however, the timing may not be aligned with the current needs of the job market.

There are seasons and occasional time periods when it’s advantageous to seek out a new job. These stretches of time are prime for candidates, as everything converges to make it a job-seeker-friendly environment.

Employment Law Changes For 2020: What American Workers Need to Know

While American workers ring in the new year by toasting champagne and making resolutions, their employers will be scrambling to ensure that they’re in compliance with the more than two dozen federal and state laws set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Here are some of the most noteworthy.

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