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Are Employers Going to be Required to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use?

State-registered medical cannabis patients may now sue a private employer for discrimination under Massachusetts’ law if they are fired for their off-the-job marijuana use, according to landmark ruling issued July 17, 2017, by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. Citing the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act, the court states that patients shall not be denied “any right … Continue Reading

Recreational Marijuana Use Legalized in Four States, But Employers’ Ability to Enforce Workplace Drug Policies Undisturbed

While the presidential election took center stage earlier this week, five states – Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada – voted on whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana.  Voters in four of these states – all but Arizona (where medical marijuana is already legal) – approved the measures. The laws passed in the … Continue Reading

New OSHA Rule Limits Permissible Post-Accident Drug Testing

Employers, it may be time to check your drug testing policies again. Though drug testing regulation is usually a function of state or local law, the latest regulation affecting employee drug testing is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) and specifically addresses post-accident drug testing. OSHA’s … Continue Reading
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