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Injured leaving union meeting: Can she get workers’ comp?

An employer provided a conference room for an after-work union meeting. An employee slipped and fell leaving the meeting. Can she get workers’ comp?  [Read more…]

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Court: Companies can fire employees who use medical marijuana

Slowly, more courts are dealing with the issues involving medical or recreational marijuana and the workplace. The most recent ruling can be seen as a win for employers.  [Read more…]

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How do new state pot laws affect workplace drug policies?

Let’s say your company’s drug-free workplace policy bans employees from working under the influence, whether it’s alcohol or drugs. How do new state marijuana laws impact that policy? [Read more…]

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How do new marijuana laws affect workplace safety?

Voters in two states have approved the legalization of small amounts of recreational marijuana. Also, 17 states and the District of Columbia now allow medical pot. Does this require changes in companies’ workplace drug policies? [Read more…]

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Court upholds $10M slip-and-fall verdict against Wal-Mart

Retail giant Wal-Mart appears to be out $10 million in connection with a serious injury suffered by a truck driver who was making a delivery to one of the chain’s stores in northern Colorado.  [Read more…]

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