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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Eighth Circuit Rules Minnesota's Drug And Alcohol Testing In The Workplace Act Has Multi-State Reach
While living in Minnesota, the plaintiff job applicant was recruited by a Push representative and eventually offered a job in West Virginia, which he accepted.
United States
9 Mar 2016
Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Termination Of Employee For Medical Marijuana Use
On June 15, the Colorado Supreme Court provided good news to Colorado employers that prohibit employee marijuana use.
United States
16 Jun 2015
Georgia Becomes 26th Jurisdiction To Decriminalize Medical Marijuana
With the enactment of "Haleigh’s Hope Act" on Thursday, April 16, 2015, Georgia became the 26th jurisdiction to decriminalize medical marijuana use.
United States
18 Apr 2015
Solicitation And Distribution Rules And Their Enforcement Under Attack: NLRB Continues To Narrow Employer Limitations On Workplace Communications
The National Labor Relations Act’s limitations on employer no-solicitation/no-distribution policies have been established for decades, right?
United States
15 Dec 2014
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
Right To Union Representation Applies To Employer Referrals For Drug/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/alcohol test.
United States
6 Aug 2014
Minnesota Enacts "Ban The Box Law" Prohibiting Employment Application Criminal History Checkmark Boxes And Restricting Criminal Record Inquiries Until After Interviews Or Conditional Job Offers
Recent amendments to Minnesota law will restrict the timing of pre-employment inquiries by most private employers into a candidate’s criminal past.
United States
20 May 2013
NLRB Petitions and Charges Filed Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Littler Mendelson is pleased to offer this listing of National Labor Relations Board Petitions and Charges posted on the previous business day.
United States
20 Nov 2012
Minnesota Law Applies To Union-Negotiated Drug Testing Policies, Says Eighth Circuit
Minnesota drug testing laws and other statutes apply to a drug testing policy negotiated between a union and a unionized employer according to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Williams v. National Football League (8th Cir. Sept. 11, 2009).
United States
24 Sep 2009
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