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Preemployment Screening and Testing: Arizona

Preemployment Screening and Testing requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Authors: Paige A. Martin, Franci G. Fealk and Daniel Press, Kutak Rock LLP

Summary

  • Arizona has a strict law requiring that employers must confirm prospective employees' immigration status or else risk losing their business licenses. See Immigration Status - E-Verify.
  • Arizona employers generally may require drug testing as a condition of employment. See Drug and Alcohol Testing.
  • Employers may not discriminate against individuals in hiring based on their status as registered medical marijuana card holders, but open questions remain. See Testing for Medical Marijuana.
  • Job applicants for certain positions, including school bus drivers, must agree to a criminal history check as a condition of employment. See Mandatory Background Checks.
  • Job applicants and employees may have to undergo medical exams under certain circumstances. See Medical Examinations.
  • Arizona employers may require preemployment ability tests provided that the tests are consistent with business necessity and do not discriminate based on protected characteristics. See Physical Fitness and Aptitude Testing.