Marijuana Users Offered Broad Job Protections In DC

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This article was originally published in Forbes on October 3, 2022. A new law offers marijuana users broad employment protections in Washington, DC. The Marijuana Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022 prohibits employers from adversely affecting the employment of any person who uses marijuana, even if they test positive for the drug. The law will […]

DC Council Advances Job Protections for Marijuana Users

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on June 10, 2022.The Washington DC Council approved a bill that provides broad protections for marijuana users in the city. The bill, titled the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act of 2022, prohibits employers from adversely affecting the employment of any person who uses marijuana, even if they test […]

3 Reasons Why Employers Should Be Concerned About Workforce Substance Abuse

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Employers have a lot to worry about these days. COVID safety protocols, the increasingly difficult task of hiring and retaining employees, and maintaining a diverse workforce are among current concerns. However, substance abuse among your workforce should not be discounted. Drug and alcohol addiction costs U.S. organizations billions of dollars per year, which is inclusive […]

Ringing In The New Year – Philadelphia Prohibits Pre-Hire Marijuana Testing

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This blog was originally published in Forbes on December 30, 2021. Philadelphia’s “Prohibition on Testing for Marijuana as a Condition for Employment” takes effect on January 1, 2022.  The aptly named Ordinance requires that most employers rethink their pre-employment cannabis screening policies and act swiftly to remove THC from their testing panels in advance of […]