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Employer’s Refusal to Hire Medical Marijuana User Violates State Law, Rhode Island State Court Holds

USA - May 25 2017 Employers cannot refuse to hire a medical marijuana cardholder, even if the individual admittedly would not pass the employer’s pre-employment drug…

Matthew F. Nieman, Kathryn J. Russo.

Federal Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge To Marijuana’s Classification As Schedule I Drug

USA - March 1 2018 A federal district court in the Southern District of New York rejected a constitutional challenge to marijuana’s classification as a Schedule I drug…

New York’s Highest Court Rules That Perceived Alcoholics Are Not Protected Under New York City Human Rights Law

USA - October 25 2017 The New York Court of Appeals ruled that the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) does not permit a claim of disability discrimination based…

New York State Employees Entitled to Paid Time Off for COVID-19 Vaccinations

USA - March 15 2021 Effective immediately, New York State employers must provide employees with up to four hours of paid time off per COVID-19 vaccination. The new law…

Jenifer M. Bologna, Richard I. Greenberg, Henry S. Shapiro.

Quest Diagnostics Report Reveals That Prescription Drug Misuse Remains Widespread

USA - September 7 2017 A new Quest Diagnostics report released on September 6, 2017 reveals that over 50% of drug test results showed evidence of misuse of prescription…