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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, Dale L. Deitchler.


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

USA - July 19 2017 Dear Littler: We recently offered a position to a candidate at one of our retail locations. He had a reasonable amount of head hair at the time we...


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

USA - July 19 2017 On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously held that an employee may pursue a disability discrimination claim under state...

Richard Marks, Christopher B. Kaczmarek.


Marijuana Legalization Efforts Enjoy Success, Demonstrating Major Shift in Approach to Drug Regulation and Use

USA - November 9 2016 Election Day 2016 proved to be a historic occasion for initiatives favoring expanded access to marijuana. On November 8, California and Nevada joined...

Eunju Park.


Eighth Circuit Upholds Trucking Company's Sleep Study Requirement Based on Driver BMI

USA - October 14 2016 On October 12, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit found in favor of a large transportation employer’s driver sleep study testing...