Disciplining Marijuana Use in the Workplace: New How To Added

Author: Marta Moakley, XpertHR Legal Editor

Federal law is clear: marijuana is classified as a Schedule I controlled substance, which means that it has no acceptable medical use. However, a growing number of states have chosen to regulate marijuana for medical use. In fact, some jurisdictions have gone further and legalized the drug for recreational purposes as well.

This discrepancy has led to concern and confusion among employers that would like to minimize their organizations' compliance and liability risks. For some, the choice of how to address marijuana use is clearer, because of an existing federal contract or policy. For others, best practices are less apparent.

To assist employers in complying with federal and state laws while maintaining workplace safety and order, XpertHR has added How to Discipline Misconduct Related to Marijuana Use to the How To tool. The resource guides employers through the best disciplinary response with respect to suspected marijuana use in the workplace.