Follow

Drug and Alcohol Testing Law Advisor Blog

Articles: 1-10 of 159

New Marijuana Laws in New Mexico and Virginia

USA - April 13 2021 2021 has brought a flurry of activity surrounding marijuana laws, particularly recreational marijuana use. The number of states approving…

New York Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

USA - April 1 2021 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation legalizing recreational marijuana on March 31, 2021. The legalized use of marijuana is effective…

Connecticut Medical Marijuana User Could Not Proceed With ADA Claims

USA - March 29 2021 The District Court of Connecticut dismissed employment discrimination claims asserted under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) with regard…

Missouri Employer Had Just Cause To Terminate Union Employee Who Tested Positive For Marijuana, Despite Lack of Workplace Impairment

USA - March 1 2021 A Missouri-based manufacturer of Animal pharmaceuticals had just cause to terminate a 37-year employee who tested positive for marijuana despite the…

How New Jersey’s Recreational Marijuana Law Significantly Affects Workplace Drug Testing

USA - February 24 2021 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law three marijuana reform bills on February 22, 2021. The first, New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory…

DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Rates for 2021

USA - February 8 2021 The Department of Transportation’s operating agencies have announced their random drug and alcohol testing rates for 2021. The random test rates did…

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana User May Proceed With Disability Discrimination And Retaliation Claims

USA - January 18 2021 A federal court in Pennsylvania held that a medical marijuana user’s claims for disability discrimination and retaliation were sufficiently alleged…

Pennsylvania Court Affirms Unemployment Benefits for Medical Marijuana User

USA - November 23 2020 A Pennsylvania Appeals Court affirmed an order granting unemployment benefits to a medical marijuana user who was terminated by his employer for a…

Voters in Five States Approve Marijuana Ballot Initiatives on Election Day

USA - November 4 2020 Voters in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota approved laws to legalize marijuana on Election Day 2020. Recreational…

Request For Medical Examination Was Permissible Under ADA After Positive Drug Test Result

USA - October 28 2020 A federal court in Indiana dismissed an employee’s claim that his employer did not have the right to request a medical examination after he tested…