Employers might assume that an injured worker’s positive post-accident drug or alcohol test will automatically defeat a related workers’...More
How Indiana’s Legalization of CBD Oil Will Impact Workplace Drug Testing
In March 2018, the sale and use of cannabis-derived CBD oil was legalized throughout the state of Indiana, but Act 52 raises new questions for...More
Drug Using Employee? Better Conduct An “Individualized Assessment” Before You Fire!
A one-size-fits-all approach to employee termination as the result of positive drug tests simply isn’t realistic. A recent lawsuit was settled in...More
Salary History Question Off Limits on Job Applications: What Should Employers Do to Stay Compliant?
California recently joined a growing number of cities and states to pass a law that bans salary history questions. Prompted by concerns about...More
Implications of Marijuana Legalization and Opioid Use to the Workplace and the Workers’ Compensation System
At a recent Workers’ Compensation Education Conference, the senior vice president at PRIUM talked about the impact opioid and heroin use is having...More
Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress Claim for Job Applicants Remain Viable
A judge recently allowed a claim of emotional distress to continue, denying the employer’s motion to dismiss. The case found that the employer...More
Pepsi Class Action Says Background Checks Violate Federal Law
Altareek Grice has alleged in a class action lawsuit against Pepsi that the company obtained a consumer report from him without his knowledge or...More
Stuffing I-9 Drawer Won’t Make Problems Go Away
Employer DLS Precision Fab was appealing a $305,050 penalty for more than 500 immigration law violations when they attempted to argue that it had...More
Are Zero Tolerance Drug Testing Policies About to Go Up in Smoke?
As part of a new decision in Massachusetts, a qualifying patient who has been terminated from employment for testing positive for marijuana as a...More
Connecticut Medical Marijuana Law Protects Employees and Is Not Preempted by Federal Drug Laws
A recent federal district court case has determined that Connecticut employees who have been certified by the Department of Consumer Protection to...More
Salary History: To Ask or Not to Ask?
A recent Glassdoor survey has revealed that 53 percent of respondents believed employers should not ask applicants about their current or past...More
Another San Francisco Treat: Mayor Lee Signs Salary History Ban
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee recently signed an ordinance that will make it illegal for employers to inquire about a job applicant’s salary history...More