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State Updates Website on Employer Reporting for New Jersey Health Insurance Mandate—Again

USA - August 23 2019 As discussed in our March 28, 2019 blog post, New Jersey adopted its own individual health insurance mandate, the New Jersey Health Insurance Market…

New York State Decriminalizes Possession of Marijuana

USA - August 22 2019 Following an effort in the state legislature to legalize recreational marijuana, on July 29, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed S.6579A/A.8420 (the…

Employer Insights: Illinois’ Permanent Commitment To Medical Marijuana

USA - August 20 2019 On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed legislation amending the State’s current medical marijuana pilot program. The Compassionate Use…

Employment Law This Week®: Cannabis User Protections, WHD Opinion Letters, New Salary History Bans, NYS Anti-Harassment Training Deadline

USA - August 5 2019 This Employment Law This Week® Monthly Rundown discusses the most important developments for employers in August 2019. This Episode includes:…

New Jersey’s Highest Court to Decide Whether Employers Are Required to Accommodate Medical Marijuana Use

USA - July 24 2019 On July 16, 2019, the New Jersey Supreme Court (“Court”) granted certification to review the Appellate Division’s decision in Wild v. Carriage…

Hawaii Decriminalizes Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana

USA - July 18 2019 On July 9, 2019, Hawaii became the 26th state to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. HB 1383 (the “Law”), which became law when…

New Jersey Enacts Broad Employment Protections for Registered Medical Cannabis Users

USA - July 11 2019 On July 2, 2019, New Jersey joined Illinois, Nevada, New Mexico, New York City, and Oklahoma in enacting employment protections for authorized users…

Nevada Becomes First State to Prohibit Rejection of Applicants Testing Positive for Marijuana

USA - July 1 2019 On June 5, 2019, Governor Steve Sisolak of Nevada signed AB 132 (the “Law”), which prohibits employers from declining to hire a prospective employee…

Employer Insights: Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

USA - June 18 2019 On June 4, 2019, the Illinois legislature passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the “Cannabis Act”). Under the Cannabis Act, Illinois residents…

NYC Bill Banning Pre-Employment Marijuana Drug Testing Becomes Law

USA - May 15 2019 As we previously reported, on April 9, 2019, the New York City Council passed Int. 1445-A, which prohibits employers from pre-employment drug testing…