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U.S. DOT Issues Warning Regarding Use Of CBD Products By DOT-Regulated Employees

USA - February 19 2020 The U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy Compliance published a notice on February 18, 2020 concerning the use of hemp…

Employer’s Request to Count Employee’s Prescription Medication Sufficient to Support Invasion of Privacy Claim

USA - February 7 2020 A federal court in Alabama held that an employer’s request to count an employee’s prescription medication - in connection with a drug test that the…

DEA’s National Drug Threat Assessment Shows Marijuana Potency and Demand Increasing; Black Market Operations Thriving

USA - January 30 2020 The U.S. Department of Justice’s Drug Enforcement Administration published its 2019 National Drug Threat Assessment on January 30, 2020. The DEA’s…

DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Rates for 2020

USA - January 24 2020 The Department of Transportation’s operating agencies have announced their random drug and alcohol testing rates for 2020. The Federal Motor Carrier…

Pennsylvania Court Holds Employees May Sue Under Medical Marijuana Act

USA - January 17 2020 A Pennsylvania state court held that the State’s Medical Marijuana Act creates a private right of action for medical marijuana users to sue their…

New Jersey Court Orders Employer to Reimburse Worker for Medical Marijuana Expenses in Workers’ Compensation Case

USA - January 16 2020 In a case of first impression, the New Jersey Appellate Division held that it was appropriate for a Workers’ Compensation judge to order an employer…

Iowa Drug Testing Statute Provides Exclusive Remedy For Violations; Separate Wrongful Discharge Claim Is Barred

USA - December 31 2019 Addressing a matter of first impression, the Iowa Supreme Court determined that “when a civil cause of action is provided by the legislature in the…

FMCSA Raises Random Drug Testing Rate to 50% For 2020

USA - December 30 2019 The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced on December 27, 2019 that beginning on January 1, 2020…

Illinois Legislature Clarifies Cannabis Act to Protect Employers Engaged in Workplace Marijuana Testing

USA - December 13 2019 Marijuana will become legal recreationally in the State of Illinois on January 1, 2020. The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, enacted last June…

Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy Check-Up - Are You Ready for 2020?

USA - December 6 2019 2020 is on the horizon, and employers must be ready to comply with many new developments in the world of workplace drug and alcohol testing. Here is…