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  • Massachusetts Supreme Court Rules for Employee Fired for Medical Marijuana Use

    Date:
    July 21, 2017

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a fired employee who failed a drug test because she was taking medical marijuana to treat Crohn's disease can sue her former employer for handicap discrimination.

  • New York City to Regulate Fast Food, Retail Employee Scheduling

    Date:
    June 23, 2017

    Effective November 26, 2017, New York City will require fast food employers to provide advance notice of work schedules to employees and to pay a schedule change premium if hours are changed after required notices, among other things.

  • First-of-Its-Kind Medical Marijuana Ruling Finds Employer Acted Illegally

    Date:
    May 31, 2017

    A Rhode Island court has held a company liable for refusing to hire a medical marijuana cardholder because she could not pass a preemployment drug test. It is a novel ruling not only in Rhode Island but nationwide.

  • West Virginia Is 29th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana Use

    Date:
    April 28, 2017

    West Virginia has become the 29th state to permit medical marijuana use after Governor Jim Justice signed the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Act, which recognizes marijuana as a treatment for patients with certain specified serious health conditions.

  • Workplace Dating Surprisingly Common, Survey Finds

    Date:
    February 9, 2017

    More than four in 10 workers have dated a coworker, and many of them even dated their bosses, according to a survey by the job search website CareerBuilder.

  • Marijuana Ballot Initiatives Big Winner on Election Night

    Date:
    November 10, 2016

    On Election Day, states went high: voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana. Maine's results are still listed as "too close to call," but those voting "yes" are in the lead.

  • Positive Drug Tests of US Workers at Highest Level in a Decade

    Date:
    September 21, 2016

    The percentage of employees testing positive for illegal drug use is at its highest level in 10 years, according to an analysis by Quest Diagnostics of nearly 11 million workforce drug test results.

  • Mandatory Federal Poster Updates Take Effect Today

    Date:
    August 1, 2016

    The US Department of Labor (DOL) has updated its Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) poster and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) poster due to legislative changes.

  • Ohio Becomes 26th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

    Date:
    June 16, 2016

    Governor John Kasich has signed a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio. Effective September 6th, physicians in the state may recommend the use of medical marijuana for individuals suffering from more than 20 different serious medical conditions. However, the new law does not permit smoking the drug for any reason.

  • Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance to Take Effect

    Date:
    June 2, 2016

    The Minneapolis City Council has approved a comprehensive ordinance that will require private employers to provide sick and safe leave to employees starting July 1, 2017. Employers with at least six employees will have to provide paid leave. Those with five or fewer employees will be permitted to provide unpaid leave.

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News: HR guidance on implementing work rules that effectively address employer objectives and provide employees and supervisors with guidance as to acceptable and unacceptable workplace conduct.