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A Sticky Situation for Employers: New York City Council Passes Bill Restricting Marijuana Drug Testing

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New York City employers will need to reconsider their drug testing policies. On April 9, 2019, the City Council passed a bill that would prevent most employers from requiring job applicants to submit to drug tests for tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana. The bill easily passed by a 40-to-4 vote. If, as expected, … Continue reading this entry

Bashful Bladders Bring Problems for Employers

The ever-evolving legal landscape surrounding marijuana legalization has in recent years continued to cloud the waters with respect to workplace drug testing programs. However, beyond the complex issue of whether employers must provide accommodations for medical users in states where marijuana is legal, employers must also remain vigilant in evaluating whether their drug testing policies … Continue reading this entry

“High” Stakes for Employers Dealing With Evolving Cannabis Laws

The evolving legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational uses continues to cause workplace issues for employers. Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana, and 32 states have legalized medical marijuana under varying circumstances. In addition, three more states have 2018 ballot initiatives considering either recreational or medical marijuana uses.  … Continue reading this entry