employers

  1. Ron Strider

    UK: The Hazy Issue Of Weed And Work

    More people are smoking weed these days, sparking a haze of complications and confusion in the workplace. A growing number of states in the US – and countries around the world – are legalising or decriminalising recreational and medical marijuana, forcing businesses to grapple with how to deal...
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    Maine Employers Advised To Hold Off On Testing For Marijuana Use

    Under the new recreational marijuana law, which is scheduled to go into effect in February, the majority of Maine businesses would not be able to test job applicants for marijuana use or fire an employee for a marijuana-positive drug test unless they could also prove use or impairment on the...
  3. Ron Strider

    ME: Labor Department Wants Clarity In Marijuana Law For Workplaces

    The Department of Labor is calling for clarity in state laws governing marijuana use as it affects the workplace. Maine's citizen-initiated law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana raises more questions it answers. That was the message from Julie Rabinowitz of the Department of Labor...
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    Cannabis Drug Testing Rules At Workplace Still Not Clear

    Since voters in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana in the November 2016 polls, employers in these states have faced the same question as companies in Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington are asking: what to do about drug screening for...
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    FL: Medical Marijuana A Gray Area For Employers

    Fort Myers - If you're legally using medical marijuana in Florida, you won't be arrested but you could be fired by your employer. There is a real gray area that many employers are concerned about and employment attorneys are warning employers not to over-react. Kynse Leigh Agles own and...
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    Maine Employers Facing New Questions Regarding Legal Marijuana

    Ausgusta, Maine - Maine's Department of Labor will be holding a series of workshops next month to educate residents about legal marijuana in the workplace. The workshops will teach employers how to spot on-the-job impairment. Marijuana will be legalized in Maine if the results from...
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    Can My Employer Fire Me For Legally Using Marijuana?

    Sacramento, Calif. - Changing marijuana laws aren't necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace. For now, many employers appear to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now permitted. Others are keeping...
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    MA: Recreational Marijuana - Questions And Answers For Dazed And Confused Employers

    On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts citizens voted in favor of legalizing the possession and use of marijuana for recreational purposes, joining a growing number of states that have passed similar laws. This means that employers likely will have to address employee use of marijuana in the...
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    Canada: Cannabis At Work - Handling Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

    The exponential growth in the number of Canadians with a medical marijuana prescription, combined with the pending legalization of pot for recreational use, is giving employers coughing fits. Employers are obliged to accommodate staff with a prescription, a duty that will be particularly...
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    Canada: Cannabis At Work - Handling Medical Marijuana In The Workplace

    The exponential growth in the number of Canadians with a medical marijuana prescription, combined with the pending legalization of pot for recreational use, is giving employers coughing fits. Employers are obliged to accommodate staff with a prescription, a duty that will be particularly...
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    ME: Future Is Hazy For Marijuana And The Workplace

    The difficulty of testing for marijuana intoxication and the complexity of Maine's drug-testing laws are creating uncertainty among state officials and employers about the workplace impacts of a legal marijuana market. "It's uncharted territory to a great extent," said Julie Rabinowitz...
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    CA: If Prop. 64 Wins, Employers Can Still Ban Marijuana

    If California's pot proposition passes, employers will maintain a large say - maybe the largest - in determining whether workers partake in the substance, even away from the job. Prop. 64's bid to legalize recreational marijuana contains provisions allowing public and private employers to...
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    OH: Committee hat will make recommendations about marijuana law includes residents

    CLEVELAND - A 14-member committee charged with making recommendations about how Ohio's new medical marijuana law will work is now in place. But the leading medical marijuana lobbying group in the state is speaking out against two of the appointees. "If there was just one member of this...
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    No Changes For Ohio Employers Under The State's New Medical Marijuana Law

    Ohio's new medical marijuana law went into effect on September 8, 2016. Ohio became the 26th state, plus the District of Columbia, to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use. And as several other states are set to vote on legalizing marijuana to varying degrees in the November...
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    No Changes For Ohio Employers Under The State's New Medical Marijuana Law

    Ohio's new medical marijuana law went into effect on September 8, 2016. Ohio became the 26th state, plus the District of Columbia, to legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use. And as several other states are set to vote on legalizing marijuana to varying degrees in the November...
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    Ohio Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Maintains Robust Protections For Employers

    In early June, Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law, making Ohio the 25th state to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. However, it has been a long road for the legislature to get to this point. Laying groundwork The journey began last fall when Responsible Ohio's ballot...
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    Ohio Legalizes Medical Marijuana, Maintains Robust Protections For Employers

    In early June, Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law, making Ohio the 25th state to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. However, it has been a long road for the legislature to get to this point. Laying groundwork The journey began last fall when Responsible Ohio's ballot...
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    If The Marijuana Initiative Passes, Can California Employers Still Ban Pot At Work?

    Q If the recreational marijuana initiative is passed by California voters, what happens to employers who have restrictive policies? - F.M., Torrance A The language of Proposition 64, the Nov. 8 ballot initiative to legalize recreational use of marijuana for adults 21 and older...
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    CA: Recreational Marijuana Initiative Not Expected To Impact Workplace Drug Policies

    California may be the next state to join Alaska, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Oregon and Washington in legalizing adult recreational use of marijuana. On November 8, 2016, California voters will decide whether to approve Proposition 64, the "Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of...
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    Need More Job Candidates? Consider Eliminating Drug Tests

    Dating back to the passing of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the popularity of pre-employment drug testing as a condition of employment has sharply risen. By now, most U.S. employers and just about every corporation has some form of drug testing program in place that job applicants must...