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Connecticut Continues to Extend Protections to Employees under State Medical Marijuana Law, Rejects Federal Preemption Defense

USA - September 11 2018 A Connecticut federal court has issued another decision in the case of Noffsinger v. SSC Niantic Operating Company LLC, further expanding protections...

Elizabeth R. McKenna.


Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use, Cease Testing Applicants

USA - January 30 2018 On February 1, 2018, Maine will become the first jurisdiction in the nation to protect workers from adverse employment action based on their use of...

Melinda (Mindy) J. Caterine, Jeffrey E. Dilger, Nancy N. Delogu.


DOT Tackles the Opioid Crisis: Agency Issues Guidance on Regulations Adding Semi-Synthetic Opioids to Testing Panel

USA - December 26 2017 Effective January 1, 2018, employers with employees subject to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s drug-testing regulations will face new and...

Jeffrey E. Dilger.


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

USA - August 16 2017 Employers nationwide take note: if your workplace drug and alcohol-testing policies take a zero tolerance approach to medical marijuana because the...

Elizabeth R. McKenna, Matthew Curtin.


Tennessee Employers Subject to New Obligations to Report Healthcare Practitioners' Confirmed Drug (but not Alcohol) Tests and Test Refusals

USA - July 12 2017 A new Tennessee law, effective July 1, 2017, imposes new reporting requirements on healthcare practitioner1 (HCP) employers. Under the new reporting...

Jennifer Robinson, Harry W. Wellford Jr..