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Arizona's new law creates havoc for employers of medical marijuana users

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
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  • USA
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  • December 21 2010

With its recent passage of Proposition 203, the Medical Marijuana Act ("MMA"), Arizona has joined 15 other states and the District of Columbia in providing an affirmative defense to criminal prosecution for individuals making medical use of marijuana

Health care reform -- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 17 2011

This Client Advisory focuses on important updates in employer mandates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("health care reform"

Antitrust attacks on “no-raiding” contracts and sharing of wage information

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 3 2010

Clients frequently ask us for our legal opinions as to whether they may lawfully enter into no-raiding contracts, prohibiting them from hiring or soliciting other businesses' employees

Unemployment benefits awarded to medical marijuana user fired for positive drug test results

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 11 2011

The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled that the evidence presented by an employer at a claims hearing fell short of proving a sufficient basis for the denial of unemployment benefits to a discharged medical marijuana user who tested positive in an employer's drug screen

New reporting requirements for insurers will affect many employers

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 11 2011

Beginning October 1, 2011, primary insurers will assume responsibility for reporting to the federal government any payments (lump sum or installment) made to Medicare recipients who have alleged bodily injury or emotional distress

Medical marijuana user’s entitlement to Colorado unemployment benefits is “up in smoke”

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 1 2011

Our last newsletter reported on the importance of proving in an unemployment compensation proceeding that a drug testing laboratory used by an employer is licensed or certified, when the employer is relying on positive test results to oppose a dismissed employee's unemployment benefits claim

Health Reimbursement Arrangements: HHS creates new waiver exemption

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2011

This Client Advisory focuses on important updates under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and its application to Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs

Correction to September 14th Advisory: Health Reimbursement Arrangements: HHS creates new waiver exemption

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 26 2011

An earlier version of this Client Advisory incorrectly identified December 31, 2011 as the deadline for providing the required notice to employees for HRAs that are not automatically exempt from the PPACA waiver requirements in 2011

Medicare Part D: new notice deadline for employer plans

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 29 2011

Plan sponsors of group health plans offering prescription drug coverage to Medicare eligible individuals have been responsible for issuing notices to Medicare Part D eligible individuals for several years now

EEOC subpoena for fitness test information not enforced

  • Sherman & Howard LLC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 2 2011

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in its investigations of charges, often seeks records far beyond those relating merely to the charging party and his or her allegations. When an employer resists an EEOC subpoena, it typically results in a court action for the subpoena's enforcement