Is it legal for an employer to require a potential employee to pay for pre-employment drug testing?
Question by ganderson88310: Is it legal for an employer to require a potential employee to pay for pre-employment drug testing?
I am a New Mexico resident and was just offered a nice position with what appears to be a pretty good company. The only condition was that I pay for my pre-employment drug test. I have worked for SEVERAL companies over the years, and have probably submitted to at least 50 tests… but have never been required to pay for the test.
I am questioning the LEGALITY of this in New Mexico and am looking for a specific website or document that I can use to verify the facts. I appreciate everyone who is quick to give a “yes they can” or “no they can’t” answer… but I am really interested in the written law, and where I might find said writing.
Thanks in Advance,
Answer by wizjp
The law says it is in your hands; you can say yes or you can refuse.
dol website here
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