All Items: Off Duty Conduct

  • Maine Recreational Marijuana Sales Get Snuffed Out

    November 8, 2017

    The Maine House of Representatives has upheld Governor Paul LePage's veto of a bill to legalize recreational marijuana sales in the state.

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

    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.

  • Marijuana Ballot Initiatives Big Winner on Election Night

    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.

  • Ohio Becomes 26th State to Legalize Medical Marijuana

    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.

  • Supreme Court Rules Against Employer in Political Speech Case

    May 3, 2016

    The Supreme Court has ruled that a police officer demoted because his employer mistakenly believed he was campaigning for the mayor's political opponent may sue the City of Paterson, New Jersey for damages.

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News: HR Guidance on addressing when employers may and may not monitor the off-duty conduct of employees and take such conduct into account when making employment decisions.