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Recent Progression In The Legalization Of Marijuana Has Left Employers Dazed And Confused
In the last year, a record number of states have amended or enacted laws which regulate marijuana testing, accommodations, and use.
United States
15 Aug 2019
Van From TV's Atlanta Helps Us Explore Drug Testing In The Workplace
Before Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) was singing duets with Beyonce, he was the brains behind TV's Atlanta, a comedy-drama filmed and based in Atlanta, Georgia.
United States
18 Jul 2019
What New Jersey's New Medical Marijuana Law Means For Employers Wondering How To Deal With Employee Cannabis Use
On July 2, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a much-anticipated bill into effect that expands and revises the state's existing medical cannabis program, the Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act (CUMMA).
United States
11 Jul 2019
Lorena: John Bobbitt And The HIPAA Privacy Rule
Producer Jordan Peele has worked to shed new light on the Lorena Bobbitt case that dominated headlines and spawned an international media circus.
United States
27 May 2019
New Jersey's Own "Green Deal": Adult Use Recreational Marijuana Is Coming To The Garden State
Executive Summary: On February 15, 2019, New Jersey's governor and leaders of the State senate and assembly reached an agreement for legalizing, regulating, and taxing marijuana for adult recreational use.
United States
26 Feb 2019
Home Care Agencies Sued For Illegal Use Of Captive Insurance Company
Class action attorneys recently filed a first-of-its-kind class action against Edison Home Health Care and Preferred Home Care of New York alleging that the home care agencies used a "captive" insurance company...
United States
17 Dec 2018
Department Of Labor Relaxes Rules For Tipped Employees
Executive Summary: The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has announced it will no longer apply the "80/20 rule" to tipped employees ...
United States
15 Nov 2018
Airline Industry Alert: FAA Enacts Prompt Settlement Policy For Pilots Who Are First-Time Violators of Drug And Alcohol Testing Regulations
On October 1, 2018, a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy went into effect that allows commercial pilots who are first-time violators of certain drug and alcohol testing provisions the opportunity for prompt settlement with the FAA.
United States
12 Oct 2018
Zero-Tolerance Policy Didn't Justify Refusing To Hire Medical Marijuana User In Connecticut
A Federal District Court in Connecticut has held an employer liable for discrimination under Connecticut state law for rescinding an offer to an employee who tested positive for use of medical...
United States
11 Oct 2018
The Latest Buzz: New Jersey Moves One Step Closer To Legalization Of Adult Recreational Marijuana Use
On September 12, 2018, New Jersey's Senate offered proposed amendments to S. 2701, inching the New Jersey Marijuana Legalization Act toward enactment.
United States
27 Sep 2018
New Jersey Employer Must Reimburse Injured Employee For Cost Of Medical Marijuana
Judge Simon considered and distinguished Bourgoin v. Twin Rivers Paper Co., LLC, 2018 ME 77
United States
20 Jul 2018
U.S. DOL Announces Two-Year Tricare Moratorium Extension
On May 18, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a press release announcing an OFCCP Directive that extends by two years the enforcement moratorium pertaining to the affirmative obligations of TRICARE providers.
United States
24 May 2018
Marijuana Mainstream: Should It Be Treated Like Tobacco For Overtime Purposes?
The legalization of marijuana poses more conundrums for employers than just the challenges caused by employees' use of the popular herb
United States
1 Feb 2018
New HHS Division To Focus On Health Care Workers' Religious Or Moral Objections To Providing Certain Care
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the formation of the Conscience and Religious Freedom Division of the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
United States
30 Jan 2018
Will The Justice Department's Attack On Marijuana Impact New Jersey Employers?
On January 4, 2018—just days after California began selling recreational marijuana and became poised to become the largest legal market for the drug in the U.S.—
United States
10 Jan 2018
DOH Extends Deadline For Fiscal Intermediary Authorization Application To Dec. 15
Notice of Extension. The New York State Department of Health (DOH) has extended the deadline from November 30 to close of business on December 15, 2017 for currently operating Fiscal Intermediaries ...
United States
30 Nov 2017
CDPAP Fiscal Intermediaries Must File An Application For Authorization With DOH Or Cease Operations
On November 1, 2017, the NYS DOH issued its "Application for Fiscal Intermediary Authorization" and implementation guidelines. Significantly, DOH imposed a very short timeframe, stating ...
United States
24 Nov 2017
Employers Can Expect New Problems When Recreational Marijuana Hits New Jersey
A cornerstone of Governor-elect Phil Murphy's campaign platform was the decriminalization of marijuana in New Jersey.
United States
17 Nov 2017
The Department Of Health And Human Services Revises Drug Testing Custody And Control Form
On August 8, 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Office of Management and Budget approved its revised Federal Drug Testing Custody and Control Form (CCF).
United States
4 Sep 2017
Florida Enacts Law To Implement Provisions Of Its Medical Marijuana Amendment, But Significant Questions Remain For Employers
Late last week Florida Governor Rick Scott signed into law a bill intended to implement provisions of the medical marijuana constitutional amendment that was approved by Florida voters last November...
United States
19 Jul 2017
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