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New Jersey Governor Clears The Medical Cannabis Haze
The New Jersey legislature adopted the Act in 2009 and, at that time, specifically stated that the law did not require an employer "to accommodate the medical use of marijuana in any workplace."
United States
18 Jul 2019
Is Your Employee As Fit As A Fiddle?
While employees often will toot their own horn, employers sometimes may have concerns about their ability to safely perform their job.
United States
15 Jul 2019
The Stoned Age: What The CBD Craze Means For Employers And Their Substance Abuse Policies
The federal Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) recently announced that drugs that include CBD (cannabidiol) with less than 0.1% of THC are now considered Schedule V drugs provided they are approved by the federal FDA.
United States
8 Jul 2019
High Times Continue – Illinois Enacts Recreational Cannabis Law
Across the country, states are moving to legalize medical and recreational cannabis.
United States
4 Jul 2019
Court Finds No Private Right Of Action Under Michigan Medical Marihuana Act
The medical cannabis laws in the United States vary greatly.
United States
21 Jun 2019
Half Baked: Illinois Legislature Includes Some Employer Protections In New Recreational Cannabis Law – But Beware The Traps
Across the country, states are moving to legalize medical and recreational cannabis.
United States
21 Jun 2019
United States
17 Jun 2019
Nevada Becomes The First State To Restrict Employer Use Of Pre-Employment Cannabis Tests
Following closely on the heels of a similar law in New York City, effective January 1, 2020, it will be unlawful for Nevada employers to reject a job applicant who tests positive for cannabis on a pre-employment drug test.
United States
13 Jun 2019
Cannabis In California: High Time To Smoke Out The Issues
In a simpler time, courts reviewing medical cannabis laws issued employer-friendly decisions, generally finding no duty to accommodate medical cannabis even when state laws allowed its use for medical purposes.
United States
11 Jun 2019
Colorado Enacts Statewide Ban-The-Box Law For Private Employers
The Colorado Governor has just signed a new law prohibiting employers from inquiring about an applicant's criminal history on an initial employment application.
United States
4 Jun 2019
New York City Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Tests
Now it seems some jurisdictions are stepping in and granting certain employment protections to off-duty marijuana users.
United States
23 May 2019
Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Calculating The FCRA's Seven-Year Reporting Rule
The Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") contains an entire section devoted to the time periods for which certain information may be included in a background check report.
United States
17 May 2019
Possession Of A Medical Marijuana Card Doesn't Necessarily Prove Current Drug Use
Last month, a Hawaii federal district court judge denied an employer's motion to dismiss an applicant's claim for disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
United States
7 May 2019
New Mexico's "Criminal Offender Employment Act" To Prohibit Private Employers From Criminal History Inquiry On Initial Employment Applications
Effective July 1, 2019, a new section of The Criminal Offender Employment Act will prohibit private employers from inquiring about an applicant's arrest or conviction history on an initial employment
United States
6 May 2019
New Mexico Just Became Employee-Friendly To Medical Marijuana Users
Although New Mexico has had a medical marijuana law in place since 2007, it did not contain protections for job applicants and employees.
United States
3 May 2019
NYC One Step Away From Banning Pre-Employment Marijuana Tests
While it has been a challenge for employers to keep up with the explosion of medical and recreational marijuana laws spreading across the nation,
United States
26 Apr 2019
Federal Judge Rules That Employer Violated Connecticut Law By Refusing To Hire Medical Marijuana User
On September 5, 2018, a federal district court in Connecticut granted summary judgment to a job applicant after an employer refused to hire her because she tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment drug test.
United States
14 Sep 2018
California Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality Of State Consumer Reporting Statute
eyfarth Synopsis: After several years of litigation, in Connor v. First Student, Inc. the California Supreme Court decided that the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act ("ICRAA")
United States
10 Sep 2018
Oklahoma Creates A Buzz By Legalizing Medical Marijuana
Going in to this election, the possession and use of medical marijuana was illegal in Oklahoma.
United States
9 Jul 2018
Will President Trump Support A Bipartisan Congressional Effort To Protect State Marijuana Laws?
Amidst a public disagreement between President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws, Sen. Elizabeth Warren ...
United States
4 Jul 2018
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