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Employer Drug-Testing Rules Clipped By Rhode Island Marijuana Legalization

The Cannabis Act was signed into law in Rhode Island, legalizing recreational cannabis. The Act extends employment protections to employees who use marijuana during non-working hours. Although employers are still permitted to implement drug-use policies that prohibit employees from being under the influence in the workplace, the law limits an employer’s ability to take adverse action. Some exceptions do apply for safety-sensitive positions, collective bargaining agreements, and federal contractors.

 

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