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May 22, 2020

Virginia Governor Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Law Containing Employment-Related Provisions

On May 21, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed legislation (HB 972/SB 2) to decriminalize simple marijuana possession and prohibit employers from requiring applicants to disclose information related to past criminal charges for such possession.

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March 27, 2020

New York City Commission on Human Rights Proposes Rules Addressing Exceptions to Prohibition on Pre-Employment Marijuana Screening

On March 10, 2020, the NYC Commission on Human Rights proposed rules addressing exceptions recognized under the city’s ordinance generally prohibiting pre-employment testing for marijuana and THC.

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March 16, 2020

NJ Supreme Court Holds Medical Marijuana Use Outside of the Workplace is Protected Under State Law and Employers are Required to Accommodate After-Hours Use

The NJ Supreme Court recently held that employees can maintain an action under the NJLAD for disability discrimination when they suffer an adverse employment action as a result of their lawful use of medical marijuana outside of the workplace.

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March 11, 2020

Utah State Legislature Clarifies: Private Employers Not Required to Accommodate Use of Medical Cannabis; Public Employers Held to Different Standard

Utah’s medical cannabis program officially launched this month, and the Utah State Legislature timely enacted Senate Bill 121, which amends and clarifies various provisions of Utah’s medical cannabis laws.

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February 14, 2020

Pennsylvania Court Finds Private Right of Action for Employees Under State’s Medical Marijuana Law

Following the lead of other courts around the country, a Pennsylvania state court has held that employees can bring lawsuits against their employers asserting claims under the state’s medical marijuana law.

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December 2, 2019

CANADA: How Can Employers Mitigate Liability for Incidents Related to Alcohol or Cannabis Consumption at Holiday Parties?

In Canada, employers that host holiday parties for their employees could expose themselves to significant common law liability for the actions of an employee or guest who is under the influence of alcohol or cannabis.

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November 25, 2019

Canada: How Can Employers Prepare for Edible Cannabis’ Impending Arrival to Physical and On-Line Cannabis Stores?

When Canada’s Cannabis Act and supporting regulations came into force on October 17, 2018, Canada became the first major world economy to establish a legal framework at the federal level for the adult recreational use of cannabis.

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November 22, 2019

Illinois Legislature Amends Marijuana Law, Bringing Clarity, Relief to Employers with Workplace Drug-Testing Programs

The Illinois legislature has passed amendments to the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act that may ease employer concerns about maintaining and enforcing drug-free workplace programs prohibiting marijuana use.

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November 5, 2019

FMCSA-Regulated Employers Take Note: Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Implementation Quickly Approaching

On January 6, 2020, nearly 8 years after the enactment of a law directing the FMCSA to identify and track commercial drivers who violate its drug and alcohol testing program, a Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse will launch.

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October 2, 2019

The Legal Landscape for Canadian Employers One Year after Legalization of Cannabis

With Canada’s federal election fast approaching, Canadians will also be marking the anniversary of a major legislative change that has had a significant impact on the employment law landscape in this country: the legalization of cannabis.

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