All Items: Drug Free Workplace

  • Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Maryland and Missouri

    November 21, 2022

    In both states, employers may still prohibit marijuana use or possession in the workplace or on the employer's property.

  • More States Enact Employment Protections for Off-Duty Cannabis Use

    September 19, 2022

    With recreational marijuana now legal in nearly half of all US states, a growing number of jurisdictions are beginning to enact laws aimed at securing employment protections for individuals who choose to use cannabis while off duty.

  • Rhode Island Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

    June 1, 2022

    Under Rhode Island's legalization law, employers may not discipline an employee solely for private, off-duty marijuana use outside of the workplace subject to limited exceptions.

  • New DOJ Guidance Protects Opioid Use Disorder Under ADA

    April 14, 2022

    According to recent guidance from the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division, employees with opioid use disorder are protected against discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) unless they are currently engaging in illegal drug use.

  • Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

    June 22, 2021

    Connecticut has joined 18 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing recreational marijuana, following the passage of a bill containing a number of provisions relevant to employers.

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