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Insight
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August 16, 2017

In the First Case of its Kind, Court Rules Federal Law Does Not Trump Employee Protections under State Medical Marijuana Law

If your workplace drug and alcohol-testing policies take a zero tolerance approach to medical marijuana because the use, distribution, or possession of marijuana is unlawful under federal law, a recent decision could be a game-changer.

Insight
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July 20, 2017

Washington Public Employer Hit with $1.8 Million Judgment for Failing to Accommodate Prescription Drug User

Last month, a court ordered an employer to pay a terminated employee a little over $1.8 million in damages for failing to accommodate the employee’s use of prescription opioids, and for terminating her for a positive drug test result.

Dear Littler
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July 19, 2017

Dear Littler: A potential new hire shaved his head after learning about our drug-testing policy. Now what?

We recently offered a position to a candidate. He had a reasonable amount of head hair at the time we offered the job. We require hair testing both for new hires, and for random screenings thereafter. He is now bald. What do we do?

Insight
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July 19, 2017

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Creates Employer Obligation to Accommodate Employees Using Medical Marijuana

On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously held that an employee may pursue a disability discrimination claim under state law against her former employer for failing to accommodate the employee’s use of medical marijuana.

WPI Report
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June 27, 2017

July Is the New January: Beware of Employment Regulations About to Take Effect

As we close out the first half of the year, July ushers in numerous changes in labor and employment law.

Insight
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June 15, 2017

Rhode Island Superior Court Rules on Job Applicant's Medical Marijuana Use

The Rhode Island Superior Court recently ruled an employer is prohibited from refusing to hire an applicant because she would potentially fail a pre-employment drug test due to her use of medical marijuana.

WPI Report
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June 1, 2017

WPI State of the States: Crunch Time in the Statehouses Before Summer Break

This month’s State of the States features some notable trends in the bills that have been enacted or seriously evaluated.

ASAP
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May 18, 2017

Helping To Protect Your Company From A Cyber-Attack: Eight Tips For Human Resources Professionals And In-House Employment Counsel

Recent, highly publicized data security incidents highlight the continued vulnerability of corporate information systems.

Littler Report
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May 11, 2017

The Littler Annual Employer Survey 2017

The magnitude of change occurring in Washington, D.C., and in local governments, coupled with rapid…

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