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Maine Employers Must Ignore Off-Work Marijuana Use, Cease Testing Applicants- (2/9/2018)
United States-Maine

Littler Mendelson PC - Melinda (Mindy) J. Caterine, Dale L. Deitchler, Nancy N. Delogu and Jeffrey E. Dilger 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 marijuana and marijuana products, provid...

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New Jersey’s Recreational Marijuana Bill Introduced In the Senate- (2/9/2018)
United States-New Jersey

Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC Bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana introduced in the New Jersey Senate. Both during the campaign and after being elected, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy made clear that he will support legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in New Jers...

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Vermont Legalizes Recreational Marijuana- (2/9/2018)
United States-Vermont

Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP - Michael C. Griffaton Effective July 1, 2018, adults who are 21 years and older will be allowed to cultivate, possess and consume marijuana in Vermont. Vermont is now the ninth state (along with Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Nevada, California, Massachus...

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Criminal background guidance enjoined -- could that affect you?- (2/9/2018)
United States-

Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP - Robin Shea An injunction of the EEOC's 2012 Guidance on use of criminal background information applies only to the State of Texas . . . but all employers might be able to make use of it. Back in 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued an...

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Kansas City, Missouri Enacts "Ban-the-Box-Plus" Ordinance- (2/9/2018)
United States-Missouri

Littler Mendelson PC - William J. Simmons, Uzo N. Nwonwu and Jason N.W. Plowman On February 1, 2018, the Kansas City, Missouri City Council passed restrictions on employers’ inquiries into, and use of, criminal record information. The ordinance becomes effective on June 9, 2018. The City had alre...

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Green Mountain State Now Even More Green: Vermont Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Provides Protections for Employers- (2/9/2018)
United States-

Ogletree Deakins - Ashley Totorica Beginning in the summer of 2018, Vermont residents will be able to legally possess and use recreational marijuana, under a new law passed in January of 2018. Vermont is the ninth state (in addition to Washington, D.C.) to legalize the recreational use of marijua...

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International Headlines


Legalization of Marijuana: Managing this New Workplace Reality- (2/13/2018)
Canada-

Miller Thomson LLP - Claudia Desjardins Belisle and Daphnée Beauchamp With the expected coming into force in July 2018 of Bill C-45, which intends to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, many employers have expressed concerns about its impact on workplace accidents, absenteeism and perform...

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Canada-

Miller Thomson LLP - Claudia Desjardins Belisle and Daphnée Beauchamp With the expected coming into force in July 2018 of Bill C-45, which intends to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, many employers have expressed concerns about its impact on workplace accidents, absenteeism and perform...

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Justice Department reverses course on marijuana enforcement: What it means for employers
United States-
1/31/2018
Cannabis au travail : les employeurs invités à passer à l’action
Canada-
1/31/2018
California ABC Issues New Guidance on the Interplay Between the Alcohol and Cannabis Industries
United States-California
1/31/2018
Recreation Marijuana Industry Forges Ahead Amid Enforcement Uncertainty
United States-
1/31/2018
Quebec Cannabis Bill Not Clear on Consumption in the Workplace
Canada-Quebec
1/31/2018
Virginia Senate Passes Ban-the-Box Bill for Employment
United States-Virginia
1/31/2018
Vermont’s Governor Signs Recreational Marijuana Law
United States-
1/31/2018
Employee’s Refusal to Take Drug Test Could Not Support Age and Gender Discrimination Claims
United States-
1/17/2018
New Jersey Expands “Ban the Box” Protections
United States-New Jersey
1/16/2018
Pre-Adverse Action Fair Credit Reporting Act Claim in Class Action Dismissed for Lack of Standing
United States-
1/16/2018
Random Drug and Alcohol Testing on Hold in Alberta
Canada-Alberta
1/16/2018
Spokane Follows Seattle’s Lead, Passes “Ban-the-Box” Ordinance
United States-Washington
1/4/2018
New Jersey Upgrades Ban-the-Box Law to Cover Inquiries Into Expunged Criminal Records
United States-New Jersey
1/4/2018
Not Up In Smoke: Employers Can Still Enforce Drug Policies
United States-
1/4/2018
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1/4/2018

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