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Nevada Applicants And New Employees With Positive Marijuana Test Results Will Receive Legal Protections
Beginning January 1, 2020, new legislation in Nevada will require employers to think carefully about whether and which applicants should be tested for marijuana
United States
5 Jul 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
DOT Tackles The Opioid Crisis: Agency Issues Guidance On Regulations Adding Semi-Synthetic Opioids To Testing Panel
Effective January 1, 2018, employers with employees subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation's drug-testing regulations will face new and broader testing obligations based on...
United States
28 Dec 2017
In The First Case Of Its Kind, Court Rules Federal Law Does Not Trump Employee Protections Under State Medical Marijuana Law
The decision is also the first to imply a private cause of action under PUMA's employment anti-discrimination provisions.
United States
21 Aug 2017
Tennessee Employers Subject To New Obligations To Report Healthcare Practitioners Confirmed Drug (But Not Alcohol) Tests And Test Refusals
A new Tennessee law, effective July 1, 2017, imposes new reporting requirements on healthcare practitioner1 (HCP) employers.
United States
21 Jul 2017
Maine Delays Effective Date Of Anti-Discrimination Provisions Of Recreational Marijuana Law
The Act also legalized the purchase of marijuana or marijuana seedlings or plants from retail marijuana stores and cultivation facilities.
United States
24 Mar 2017
DOT Creates CDL Drug And Alcohol Clearinghouse, Imposing Employer Reporting And Query Obligations
On December 2, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced a final rule establishing a new "Commercial Driver's License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse."
United States
9 Dec 2016
OSHA's New Electronic Accident Reporting Rule Seeks To Dramatically Impair Post-Accident Drug And Alcohol Testing
Many thousands of employers implement post-accident drug and alcohol testing policies to promote workplace safety, as part of accident investigation efforts and in the hope of reducing workplace accidents...
United States
19 May 2016
Right To Union Representation Applies To Employer Referrals For Drug And Alcohol Tests, NLRB Rules
The NLRB ruled that so-called "Weingarten rights" apply when employees request representation after an employer refers them for a workplace drug and alcohol test.
United States
4 Sep 2014
Minnesota Medical Marijuana Law Will Cloud Employer Drug-Free Workplace Efforts
Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law legislation making Minnesota the 23rd jurisdiction to adopt a law authorizing the use of medical marijuana.
United States
3 Jun 2014
Mandatory Pilot Obesity/Sleep Apnea Screening: New FAA Policy Thumbs Its Nose At New Federal Commercial Driver Transportation Law
On November 20, 2013, Fred Tilton, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Federal Air Surgeon, announced a New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Policy (Policy) the FAA will be "releasing shortly."
United States
26 Nov 2013
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