Preemployment Screening and Testing: Arizona
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
- 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.