EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS
New Mexico Pre Employment Drug Screening And Drug Testing
We provide convenient pre-employment drug screening and drug testing primarily through
Quest Diagnostics with thousands of offices located nationwide.
New Mexico has no laws regulating employment drug screening.
Drug screening and Testing may be performed for pre-employment purposes for positions affecting public safety.
There is a medical marijuana statute in New Mexico that allows for the medical use of marijuana.
However, the law does not provide immunity from criminal prosecution for using marijuana while on duty or at the workplace.
Commercial motor vehicle owners and operators or operators of commuter services are required by law to certify that they provide an in-house drug and alcohol testing program for persons seeking to be a commuter service driver.
Or, the motor carrier service may be part of a consortium that provides a compliant drug and alcohol testing program.
Workers’ compensation: Compensation is altogether prohibited for employees whose injury is solely due to the worker being under the influence of non-prescribed depressant, stimulant, hallucinogenic or narcotic drugs.
Benefits may be reduced by ten percent if intoxication or the use of drugs is only a contributing factor to the injury or death.
The validation of a medical review officer is a requirement for a positive test result as part of the mandatory drug and alcohol testing program of a commercial motor carrier.
Employers may not discriminate by testing only certain groups of employees by race or gender for drug testing.
Nor, may they defame an employee by publicizing an employee’s positive test results.
ADA. An applicant who is taking medication for a disability is protected by the Americans With Disability act (ADA.)