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Commission Temporarily Waives Requirement for Employers to Conduct Physical Examinations in Connection with Cannabis Drug Testing

In August, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (the “Commission”) published its first set of Personal Use Cannabis Rules regarding recreational cannabis use for adults age 21 and older under the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act (NJCREAMMA). The rules address licensing standards for cannabis businesses and equity and safety issues […]

Drug Deaths on the Rise: Why Drug Testing Saves Lives

The remote work landscape has created difficulties for employers that are trying to maintain a drug-free work environment. A Quest Diagnostics report shows that 1 in 3 Americans are more likely to drink alcohol during working hours while working from home. And Quit Genius has reported that lost productivity because of a substance abuse disorder […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Pre-Employment Drug Tests

Pre-employment drug tests can help employers and companies effectively analyze if and when an employee has been using drugs. But before implementing any sort of drug tests, employers should first understand a few key points, including understanding what qualifies as a pre-employment drug test and the chemicals and drugs for which the screenings test. Employers […]

Labor Shortage Accelerates Shift Away from Drug Testing for New Hires

With drug testing down about 41 percent since the start of the pandemic, some industries are recognizing a growing need to do away with drug tests in order to keep staff. The Current Consulting Group told Yahoo Finance that when it comes to marijuana testing, a fairly significant percentage of the workforce could be lost […]

How to Identify and Help Employees with Alcohol Problems

Statistics show that one in 13 Americans either abuse alcohol or are alcoholics, meaning many employees have a problem, costing between $33 billion and $68 billion every year. There are several ways employers can identify and help an employee with alcohol problems. These include reading up on the company policy on drug and alcohol use, […]

Workplace Drug Testing: Can Employers Still Screen for Marijuana?

With recreational and medical marijuana use on the rise across the country, employers are left to wonder if testing for the substance should even be part of their drug screening policies. Many are treating marijuana use like alcohol and ignoring off-duty recreational use, according to a Birmingham, Mich., lawyer, who noted that many states have […]

Marijuana and Employer Outcomes – Update May 1, 2021

Even though marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act, laws across the country easing restrictions of the drug’s use could lead to federal changes, as well. It is important for employers to remain aware of state laws when hiring or promoting current workers and must consider how these regulations affect […]

New Marijuana Laws in New Mexico and Virginia

Effective in late June 2021, the New Mexico recreational marijuana law permits employers to take adverse employment actions for the possession or use of marijuana at work or during work hours. In addition, it also permits zero-tolerance policies that impose discipline or termination for a positive marijuana test result indicating any amount of THC. In […]

Drug Testing Guidance After COVID-19

The increase in people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has also led to an increased amount of cannabis consumption. In some states where marijuana is legal, dispensaries are even considered “essential” and have remained open throughout the shutdown. But all of this had led to confusion when it comes to pre-employment drug […]


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