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What Employers Need to Know about Alabama's Medical Marijuana Law
May 21, 2021
On  May  17th,  Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed Alabama’s Medical Marijuana law, joining more than 30 other states which permit physician prescribed use of marijuana for certain medical conditions.
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Minnesota: Medical Marijuana, Mask Mandates and More
May 21, 2021
On May 13, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated recommendations directing that fully vaccinated individuals (defined as persons who are two weeks past their final COVID-19 vaccination), “no longer need to wear a mask or physically distance in any setting,” except where required by local, business, or workplace rules.
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Must an Employer Pay for Medical Marijuana?
February 21, 2020
In Hager v. M&K Construction, a New Jersey state appellate court recently affirmed a workers’ compensation judge’s order for an employer to reimburse a former employee for his use of medical marijuana for chronic pain following a work-related accident.
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Medical Marijuana Creates Joint Employer
February 10, 2020
In a case of first impression, an employer was ordered to pay a medical marijuana prescription for an employee on workers’ compensation.
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New York City to Limit Prehire Marijuana Testing in May 2020
June 17, 2019
Effective May 10, 2020, the New York City Human Rights law will prohibit employers from requiring prospective employees to undergo marijuana testing as a condition of employment, absent a specific exemption.
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Illinois’s Recreational Marijuana Law May Affect Employers in Illinois and Other States
June 10, 2019
On May 31, 2019, Illinois legislatures passed a bill making recreational marijuana legal in the state.
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Illinois’s New Cannabis Law May Leave Employers in a Smoky Daze
June 5, 2019
Amid the flurry of activity late in the legislative term in Springfield, the General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, making possession and consumption of cannabis legal in Illinois.
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Another State Finds No Federal Preemption of Its Medical Marijuana Law
February 7, 2019
Employer obligations to consider the use of medical marijuana as a reasonable accommodation just got murkier with a new case out of Delaware, Chance v. Kraft Heinz Foods Co., decided in December 2018.
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Update on Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Missouri
January 2, 2019
On November 6, 2018, Missouri voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment (“Amendment 2”) to legalize medical marijuana.
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Massachusetts: Employers’ Rights Under Recreational Marijuana Law May Soon Go up in Smoke
December 27, 2018
The burning question for most employers was whether they could fire or otherwise discipline employees who legally use recreational marijuana.
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Employers Tread Carefully! The Interplay between Federal and State Laws Regarding Medical Marijuana Usage
December 5, 2018
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has a reputation as an employee-friendly forum.  Yet that Court recently rendered a decision that employers should applaud.
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Massachusetts - Is Your Workplace Ready for Retail Marijuana?
November 19, 2018
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission recently announced that two retail marijuana shops have been approved for retail sales and can open as soon as Tuesday, November 20.
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Jul 27

U.S. DOJ States that Emergency Use Authorization Does Not Preclude Vaccine Mandates https://t.co/OVmtRdZFaO

Jul 26

Oregon’s 2021 Legislative Session Brings Significant Changes for Employers https://t.co/InAPXLsmtw