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Workplace Drug And Alcohol Testing In Canada: A Primer For Manufacturing Employers
In the manufacturing industry, a workplace drug and alcohol policy can be a key feature of an employer's health and safety program
United States
2 Sep 2019
2020 Drug Coupon Rule Dropped Due To Implementation Concerns
Employer plans will still be able to exclude the value of drug manufacturer coupons from annual out-of-pocket maximums, even when no generic
United States
29 Aug 2019
Florida Adds Vaping To Regulated Indoor Smoking
The Florida legislature recently amended the "Indoor Air: Tobacco Smoke" Act, §386.202 of the Florida Statutes, to restrict indoor vaping in addition to tobacco smoking in enclosed spaces.
United States
24 Jul 2019
Texas Legislative Roundup: New Laws Impacting Employers
The Texas Legislature's 86th session adjourned on May 27, 2019, and there is little likelihood that the governor will call a special session.
United States
17 Jul 2019
Legalized Cannabis In Illinois: What Employers Need To Know
The Act provides employers with strong workplace protections, more than any other state that has legalized marijuana use.
United States
18 Jun 2019
Arizona Supreme Court Clears The Haze: Medical Marijuana Includes Extracted Resin
The court of appeals affirmed his convictions and the Arizona Supreme Court granted review, finding that this was a matter of statewide importance.
United States
6 Jun 2019
What Is CBD Oil And Why Should Employers Care To Know?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a nonintoxicating compound found in both marijuana and hemp that can be extracted and combined with oil for ingestion or inhalation through the use of a vaporizer.
United States
3 Jun 2019
USCIS Policy Alert Reiterates That Marijuana Use Has Immigration Consequences Regardless Of State Law
Employers may want to review the contents of this policy alert with foreign nationals.
United States
3 May 2019
New York City Poised To Bar Pre-employment Marijuana Testing
The bill is supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio and would take effect one year after the mayor signs it into law.
United States
29 Apr 2019
What A Long Strange Trip It's Been: Is Medical Marijuana Coming To Alabama?
We will continue to monitor HB243 as it advances through the Alabama Legislature.
United States
22 Apr 2019
New Mexico's Expanded Employment Protections For Medical Marijuana Users
In recent months, the New Mexico Legislature enacted legislation expanding employment protections for medical marijuana users.
United States
12 Apr 2019
Oklahoma's Unity Bill Allows Employers To Prohibit Medical Marijuana Use By Employees In Safety-Sensitive Positions
Oklahoma employers received a much-needed boost from the recent passage of the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, more commonly called the "Unity Bill."
United States
9 Apr 2019
Drug Testing In The Manufacturing Industry: Top Tips For Legal And Effective Policies (Podcast)
In this podcast, Bud Bobber and Mike Clarkson discuss best practices for manufacturers on maintaining effective and legal drug testing policies and procedures.
United States
28 Mar 2019
Michigan Court Of Appeals Rules In Favor Of Employer In Medical Marijuana Case
The plaintiff in this case, Angela Eplee, applied for and was conditionally offered a position with the Lansing Board of Water and Light.
United States
27 Mar 2019
Compass Newsletter Winter 2019
Did you know that the 2018 midterm elections set a record as the first midterm to exceed voter turnout of 100 million people?
United States
18 Jan 2019
Connecticut Court Rules In Favor Of Medical Marijuana User In Discrimination Case
A recent U.S. district court decision in Connecticut shows that drug testing applicants and employees in jurisdictions that authorize the use of legalized medical marijuana may present challenges.
United States
8 Jan 2019
#MeToo In Medicine: Year In Review
In the year since the #MeToo movement took off in the wake of the exposé in The New York Times on Harvey Weinstein that shook the entertainment world.
United States
2 Jan 2019
Missouri Goes Green: What Employers Need To Know About The State's New Medical Marijuana Law
Missouri residents recently voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana.
United States
30 Nov 2018
A Fact Sheet On Michigan's Newly-Passed Marihuana Ballot Initiative
On the night of November 6, 2018, Michigan voters passed the ballot initiative known as the "Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act" (MRTMA) to allow the limited use and possession of marihuana.
United States
13 Nov 2018
Navigating Canada's New Cannabis Law—Don't Let An Employee's Immigration Status Go Up In Smoke
On October 17, 2018, Canada's federal Cannabis Act went into effect, legalizing the use and possession of a limited amount of marijuana for adults over the age of 18.
United States
7 Nov 2018
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