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Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Incorporates Fully Compliant GDPR Technology to Help U.S. Employers Screen EU Residents

Employment Screening Resources (ESR) has incorporated fully compliant General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policies, procedures and technologies to help employers screen European Union (EU) residents. According to Brad Landin, ESRs president, the ESR Assured Compliance system will provide clients with required GDPR-related tools. The tool will allow the company to present and collect the consent ...

Do You Have a Consent Clause in Any of Your Policies or Contracts?

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws went into effect on May 25, 2018. It is important for employers to understand the new European Union data protection law, as it has imposed new obligations in the collection and processing of personal data. Although consent remains a legitimate ground for processing both sensitive and non-sensitive data, the ...

Latest ICE Aggressive Enforcement Targets Northern Ohio Meat Processing Plant

The arrest of more than 140 workers at four meat processing plants in Ohio as part of an Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raid on June 19, 2018, is being called the largest workplace raid in recent history. The business, Fresh Mark, a member of ICEs voluntary ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) ...

Vermont Attorney General Publishes Guide to Marijuana in the Workplace

As a precursor to the enactment of Vermonts July 1, 2018, recreational marijuana law, the Vermont Office of the Attorney General released the Guide to Vermonts Laws on Marijuana in the Workplace to address key factors regarding the states marijuana laws and guides employers on the topic of drug testing in the workplace. For example, ...

Medical Pot Use Raises Concerns

According to Dr. David C. Randolph, a Milford, Ohio-based occupational physician, opioids, in the early 90s, were not considered to be addictive and they were widely prescribed for pain management something eerily familiar to medical marijuana laws. A 2017 survey revealed that 83% of Americans believe doctors should be able to prescribe marijuana to ...

Maines New Recreational Marijuana Law Permits Employers to Enforce Policies Restricting Use

On May 2, 2018, an amended law permits employers in the state of Maine to enforce workplace policies restricting the use of marijuana and to take disciplinary action in accordance with those workplace policies. The original law prohibited employers from refusing to employ a person who used marijuana outside of the employers property, while the ...

Company Fired Employee for Participation in Medication-Assisted Treatment for Drug Addiction, Federal Agency Charged

Foothills Child Development Center was found to have violated federal law under the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) when it terminated employee Leon Dabrowski, after he disclosed his participation in a supervised medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program. The afterschool teacher was hired to work at the Easley, S.C., facility, but was fired just 30 minutes into ...

Cannabis Use Across Industries and Occupations: What Can A Business Do?

Nine states and the District of Columbia now have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Twenty additional states allow medical marijuana and the numbers are expected to grow. Employers are finding it difficult to comply with both state and federal laws since marijuana still remains a Schedule I illegal drug under the Controlled Substance Act. In ...

Cannabidiol and Drug Tests

Cannabidiol (CBD), one of approximately 400 compounds found in cannabis, does not produce a high, but research surrounding its use is in its early phases. So far, studies have revealed that CBD may benefit medical and therapeutic issues such as seizures, PTSD, neurological diseases, pain, cancer, inflammation and mood disorders. Sara Jane Ward, assistant professor ...

Marijuana in the Workplace Balancing Competing Obligations

Although many states have legalized marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, the drug still remains a Schedule 1 controlled substance under federal law. The Cole Memo of 2013 stated that a few key marijuana enforcement priorities were particularly important to the federal government, such as preventing distribution to minors and revenue from marijuana sales going ...