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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Amendments Expand Employment Protections
New Jersey has expanded its medical marijuana program and—for the first time since the state enacted the law—adopted formal protections for employees and job applicants who use what is now called "medical cannabis."
United States
2 Aug 2019
Illinois Poised To Protect Marijuana Users From Adverse Employment Actions As Part Of Marijuana Legalization Legislation
On June 4, 2019, the Illinois legislature passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the "Act") (HB 1438). The Act, notwithstanding federal law, declares marijuana a "lawful product" for state law
United States
3 Jul 2019
Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada: Court Affirms That Inability To Measure Impairment Caused By Medical Cannabis Can Constitute An Undue Hardship
The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador rendered a welcome decision in February for employers across Canada that have been struggling to balance their obligations under occupational health
United States
29 Apr 2019
Pre-Employment Marijuana Drug Testing Goes Up In Smoke In NYC
Significantly, the law would not prohibit employer drug-testing programs that test existing employees for marijuana.
United States
29 Apr 2019
New Jersey Poised To Enact First Recreational Marijuana Law Protecting Workers From Adverse Employment Action
Update: On March 25, 2019, New Jersey lawmakers canceled their planned vote on the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act due to insufficient support.
United States
3 Apr 2019
In Oklahoma, Medical Use Of Marijuana Is OK, But Employers Now Have Enhanced Rights To Act
On March 12, 2019, Oklahoma Governor Stitt signed into law the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Use and Patient Protection Act.
United States
2 Apr 2019
Up In Smoke? New Wisconsin Governor Proposes Marijuana Legalization And Host Of New Employment Laws
Wisconsin employers reviewing Governor Tony Evers' very first budget proposal may be surprised by the number of the employment-related items.
United States
21 Mar 2019
Michigan Employers Can Refuse To Hire Medical Marijuana Users
In an unpublished opinion, a state appellate court held the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) did not provide a cause of action for an applicant whose conditional job offer from the City
United States
4 Mar 2019
From Alcoholism To Exhibitionism—When The Law Says A Condition Is Not A Disability
Mr. Wood worked for the Durham County Council as a Behavioural Officer.
18 Feb 2019
10 Key Developments In Canadian Labour & Employment Law In 2018
Canada saw significant developments in labour and employment law in 2018. As we embark on a new year, we will undoubtedly see the landscape in this ever-changing area of law continue to evolve.
21 Jan 2019
Delaware Court Holds Federal Law Does Not Preempt Employee Protections Under State Medical Marijuana Law
The Superior Court of Delaware recently issued a decision confirming the state's protections for medical marijuana users.
United States
18 Jan 2019
Potential Immigration Consequences For Workers And Investors In The Canadian Cannabis Industry
Canada legalized the recreational use of marijuana effective October 17, 2018. Although many American states have loosened their marijuana restrictions, including those on the U.S.-Canada...
United States
26 Nov 2018
Voters In Michigan, Missouri And Utah Expand Access To Marijuana
As has become common in recent years (and despite marijuana's continued illegality under federal law), citizens in several states voted on marijuana-related measures this election cycle.
United States
16 Nov 2018
About Face: OSHA Clarifies That Safety-Incentive Programs And Post-Incident Drug/Alcohol Testing ARE Permissible
On October 11, 2018, in an about-face on prior guidance, the OSHA issued a significant Standard Interpretation Memorandum regarding safety-incentive programs and post-incident drug/alcohol testing.
United States
23 Oct 2018
The Legalization Of Recreational Marijuana Doesn't Translate Into A Free-For-All In The Workplace
Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act (the Act), came into force on Oct. 17, 2018, creating a legal framework for the recreational use of marijuana.
23 Oct 2018
Ontario, Canada: Legislative Changes In Bill 36 Seek To Make Cannabis A Public Issue
You witness a group of your employees exit the workplace on their break, gather on a public sidewalk and begin to smoke what appears to be cannabis. How do you respond?
4 Oct 2018
Connecticut Continues To Extend Protections To Employees Under State Medical Marijuana Law, Rejects Federal Preemption Defense
A Connecticut federal court has issued another decision in the case of Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Company LLC, further expanding protections to individuals who are qualified under Connecticut's PUMA to use marijuana.
United States
13 Sep 2018
Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use, Cease Testing Applicants
On February 1, 2018, Maine will become the first jurisdiction in the nation to protect workers from adverse employment action based on their use of marijuana and marijuana products...
United States
31 Jan 2018
West Virginia Employers Soon To Enjoy Greater Flexibility In Drug Testing Employees, Despite Enactment Of Nation's 29th Medical Marijuana Law
On April 19, 2017, Governor Justice signed the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, which will go into effect on July 5, 2017, but not be fully implemented until at least July 1, 2019.
United States
10 May 2017
EEOC Increases Scrutiny Of Employer Actions Taken Against Prescription Drug Users
Prescription drug abuse has made national news in the last few years. In March 2016, President Obama noted that "prescription opioid abuse and [the] heroin epidemic claims...
United States
14 Dec 2016
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