Can you fire workers for off-duty marijuana usage? Can you still test for it? How must you accommodate medical marijuana? How do the FMLA and ADA interact with current laws? Is it time to rewrite your pot policy (probably!)?
The complex maze of state and federal laws on marijuana use — along with the increasingly relaxed public attitude about the drug — has left employers in a haze about how to handle pot-related issues of hiring, terminations, workplace safety and more.
Most states have made marijuana legal for medical purposes … 17 allow it for recreational usage … a growing number have “decriminalized” it. The situation keeps changing, as do the employer traps for failing to stay on top of the compliance decisions. Some employers have even begun offering coverage of marijuana as a health benefit.
Finally get legal clarity on this important issue in plain English (no legalese!) and discover the changes you need to make NOW.