Notice that an employee seems to have recently started eating candy bars? You might want to take a closer look at the wrapper.
Add a fourth state to the list of places where a court has ordered workers’ comp insurance to pay for medical marijuana for an injured worker.
For a while, it seemed states were slowly accepting that medical marijuana would be covered under workers’ compensation. But a Maine court decision goes against that trend.
A new study says current drug tests which don’t screen for synthetic cannabinoids (SC) are likely to be missing significant drug use — and users.
Two occupational safety and health organizations have issued comprehensive guidelines for companies to navigate the changing environment regarding marijuana in this country and still keep their employees safe.
How many employees at your workplace are using marijuana? About double the percentage compared to a decade ago, according to a recently published study.
Drug-testing company Quest Diagnostics says the COVID-19 pandemic didn’t cause a decrease in marijuana use in the general (non-safety-sensitive) U.S. workforce. In its analysis of more than seven million urine tests in 2020, Quest says the overall positive rate for marijuana in the total U.S. workforce was down only slightly – 4.4% compared to 4.5% in […]
Next year, a 16th state will enact regulations allowing use of medical marijuana. Even though these laws are becoming more prevalent, questions regarding users and workplace safety remain.
Scenario: An employee has a medical marijuana license. A question about impairment and a safety-sensitive job arises. Will a drug test or federal law protect your company? Increasingly, the answer to that question is no – at least not relying solely on a drug test or federal law. That was the takehome from the session, […]
Navigating state medical marijuana laws isn’t getting any easier.
Marijuana is now legal as a prescription painkiller in 14 states. But what if you have a drug-free-workplace policy?
Is medical marijuana reimbursable through workers’ compensation benefits? Courts in some states say yes while others says no. Meanwhile, a few states have legislation in the works to answer that question. Here’s what we know so far about the issue: Courts ruling for reimbursement This year, two state supreme courts and an appeals court ruled […]
With the start of the new fiscal year on July 1 in many states, several changes in safety laws go into effect.
A federal agency credits the decades-long campaign to combat drunk driving for the drop in alcohol-impaired drivers. But the question remains: What’s causing the increase in drugged drivers?
To watch or not to watch: That used to be the question when it came to collecting urine samples for drug testing. That problem may be eliminated with newer screening tests, according to Quest Diagnostics, which has released new data on positive rates for applicants and workers.
In another year, the number of states legalizing small amounts of recreational marijuana could double from two to four. That means employers in those states will have to carefully review their employee drug policies.
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