A New York State Of Mind – What Legalized Weed In The Workplace Means For Employers

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on April 6, 2021. After years of debating and advancing marijuana laws, beginning with legalizing the medical use of cannabis in 2014 to decriminalize minor marijuana-related offenses in 2019, lawmakers in New York have gone all-in legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults.  On March 31, 2021, […]

Marijuana + COVID-19 Concerns in the Workplace: How to Effectively Navigate Drug Testing

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers are faced with significant challenges when trying to maintain safe working conditions and administer drug-free workplace initiatives. In some states, cannabis and alcohol sales have hit record highs, as people are trying to find ways to alleviate ongoing stress and anxiety. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

The Garden State Gets Greener – New Jersey Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

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The Garden State Gets Greener – New Jersey Legalizes Recreational Marijuana This blog was originally published in Forbes on March 18, 2021. In November 2020, voters in New Jersey overwhelmingly approved Public Question 1, amending the state’s constitution to legalize the purchase and recreational use of marijuana for persons at least 21 years old. While the amendment became effective […]

Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia Revise Background Screening Laws

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on December 30, 2020. Lawmakers in three jurisdictions recently passed legislation that impacts employers’ screening programs.  Laws restricting consideration of an individual’s criminal history have advanced in Illinois, New York City, and Philadelphia; additionally, Philadelphia’s law concerning the use of credit history in employment decisions was recently amended. Illinois Legislation […]