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Unions Are Going Green: What Cannabis Companies Need To Know About Peace Agreements
If you are a cannabis business trying to operate in California (and now possibly Illinois too), you've probably heard that you need to enter into a peace agreement (also known as an LPA).
United States
9 Jul 2019
NJ Medical Pot User's Case Not Up In Smoke: Accommodations Might Be Required Despite Weed Statutes Saying Otherwise
The New Jersey Court of Appeals revived a funeral director's medical marijuana discrimination suit in Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc., Case No. A-3072-17T3.
United States
17 Apr 2019
Marijuana Sows Seeds Of Conflict For San Francisco Employers, But Maybe Not For Utah Employers
What a year it's been in legalizing cannabis—from conservative states legalizing medical marijuana—to city ordinances imposing cannabis requirements.
United States
17 Dec 2018
Puff, Puff, Passed: Cannabis Wins This Midterm
Michigan becomes the tenth state to legalize cannabis on a recreational level, and Missouri and Utah now join thirty-one other states who have legalized medical marijuana.
United States
16 Nov 2018
Cannabis Issues On The Agenda For The Ohio State Bar Association
If you'll be at the OSBA Annual Midwest Labor and Employment Law Seminar on October 11, 2018 in Columbus, be sure to look for Christian Rowley and Jinouth Vasquez, who will be speaking on cannabis issues affecting employers and workplaces.
United States
11 Sep 2018
Budding Developments: North Dakota To Legalize Recreational Marijuana?
Just two years ago, North Dakota voters passed medical marijuana legalization with 64 percent support.
United States
2 Sep 2018
Employer Drug-Testing In Smoklahoma
Lastly, nothing in the law discusses whether a collective bargaining agreement may waive any rights in the new law.
United States
24 Jul 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
Budding Development: States Requiring Employers To Tolerate Medical Cannabis Use
Can employers deny employment to people who use cannabis under a medical prescription authorized by state law? In more and more states, the answer is now "No."
United States
5 Apr 2018
Into The Weeds: Will California Employment Law Protect Medical Marijuana Users?
A proposed bill would amend California employment discrimination law to protect medical marijuana users.
United States
9 Mar 2018
The High Court Could Review The IRS' Power To Investigate And Determine Whether Cannabis Dispensaries Engage In Illegal Activities
In October 2017, Green Solution Retail, Inc., a cannabis retailer, petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) to review a decision which held that the Anti-Injunction Act and Declaratory Judgment Act ...
United States
19 Feb 2018
Victory's Motion Is Not A "SLAPP" Dunk: Petition Gathers Are Trespassing When Seeking Signatures In Front Of Store Entrances
Ralphs Grocery v. Victory Consultants, 17 Cal. App. 5th 245 (2017), gives some solace to private property store owners. The Silver lining of the Victory Consultants grocery store decision ...
United States
9 Feb 2018
Not Up In Smoke: Employers Can Still Enforce Drug Policies
California employers can still enforce their drug-free workplace policies and discharge employees who test positive for marijuana, despite the recreational marijuana laws that go into effect in January 2018.
United States
27 Dec 2017
Beware: Marijuana Businesses Targeted With Product Labeling Violation Letters
Marijuana businesses must properly label their products if they contain chemicals that can cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive health problems. Failure to do so will result in a civil penalty or civil lawsuit.
United States
30 Aug 2017
LWDA Reaffirms That California Protects Undocumented Workers
The Trump Administration's hard line on immigration has concerned undocumented immigrants who want to raise wage claims.
United States
17 Aug 2017
When Is A Civil Penalty Not A Civil Penalty?
Plaintiffs cannot circumvent arbitration agreements by characterizing claims for statutory damages as claims for civil penalties.
United States
17 Aug 2017
Florida Voters Have Spoken: Marijuana Accessible To Individuals With Debilitating Illnesses
Tuesday turned out to be a big night for medical marijuana supporters in Florida – with voters overwhelmingly casting their votes in favor of a full-scale medical marijuana program.
United States
18 Nov 2016
San Diego Voters Enact Paid Sick Leave, Higher Minimum Wage
After hitting some major roadblocks, the San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance has now been enacted.
United States
24 Jun 2016
Latest California ADA Lawsuit Reform Attempt: "Watered Down Solution"
Another year, another attempt in California to reform disability access laws – which presently offer plaintiffs a $4,000 per violation bounty for suing businesses.
United States
1 Jun 2016
Vote YES! For Compliance: An Election Law Refresher For California Employers
Under California law, employers have a part to play in protecting employee voting rights and other political activity.
United States
29 Apr 2016
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