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Proliferation of Laws Providing Employment Protections for Marijuana Users Complicate Businesses’ Efforts to Maintain Occupational and Public Safety

USA - May 18 2022 On the afternoon of January 4, 1987, the crew of a Conrail locomotive traveling near Baltimore, Maryland failed to respond to stop signals and hit an…

Robert S. Nichols

The 411 on 420: Can Employers Still Test for Marijuana?

USA - April 14 2022 Manufacturers understandably are concerned about how new laws protecting employee off-duty marijuana use may undermine their efforts to avoid…

Robert S. Nichols

Marijuana and Workplace Safety: Managing the Risk of Occupational Accidents as Cannabis Use Increases and Legal Prohibitions are Relaxed

USA - April 12 2022 More Americans are smoking or ingesting marijuana in one form or another and the potency of the product in many instances is increasing. At the same…

Robert S. Nichols

Federal Court of Appeals Allows OSHA's Vaccination/Testing Rule for Employers with 100+ Employees to Go Forward

USA - December 20 2021 Late this past Friday, December 17, a panel of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order dissolving the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' stay…

Rebecca L. Baker, Amy Karff Halevy, Robert S. Nichols

Given deadlines set by Sixth Circuit, ETS likely stayed until at least December 10, 2021

USA - November 24 2021 Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its “COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary…

Amy Karff Halevy