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Federal Court Dismisses Disability Bias Suit Based on Employee’s CBD Use

April 18, 2022

Via: SHRM

A federal court in Indiana dismissed an employee’s lawsuit after he tested positive for marijuana due to alleged CBD use and claimed that his termination was discriminatory on the basis of a disability. Rocchio v. E&B Paving, LLC, and Int’l […]


Research

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act Did Not Protect Fired Worker

October 29, 2021

Via: SHRM

A federal court in Pennsylvania granted an employer’s motion for summary judgment dismissing a former employee’s Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (PMMA) claim because he could not show that his termination was premised solely on his status as a certified user […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

What Is a ‘Safety-Sensitive’ Job Under State Marijuana Laws?

October 5, 2021

Via: SHRM

As employers grapple with evolving marijuana laws and their impact on the workplace, they should note that many states that provide employment protections for cannabis users have exceptions for workers in safety-sensitive roles. But what exactly is a safety-sensitive job? […]


Research

New Jersey Marijuana Law Employment Provisions Take Effect

September 1, 2021

Via: SHRM

On Aug. 19, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission issued long-awaited initial rules implementing the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act, which Gov. Phil Murphy signed on Feb. 22. The act legalizes the use of recreational […]


Research

Pennsylvania Court: Medical Marijuana Act Allows Employees to Sue for Bias

August 26, 2021

Via: SHRM

On Aug. 5, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania held for the first time that Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA) allows an employee to sue his or her employer for taking an adverse employment action based on the employee’s status as […]


News

Employee Who Allegedly Bought Marijuana at Work Removed from Job

April 21, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the removal from federal service of a postal carrier who appeared to buy marijuana from the postal truck of a co-worker while on duty. The employee began working for the […]


Research, Software

How Should HR Respond to Federal Marijuana Legalization?

March 1, 2019

Via: SHRM

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., introduced legislation in February to make marijuana use legal under federal law. Ten states and Washington, D.C., currently allow for recreational marijuana use, and 33 states and D.C. have legalized medical marijuana use. SHRM Online discussed […]