Massachusetts Court Allows Woman to Sue Employer for Marijuana Use

A major precedent has been set by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. On Monday the court ruled that a woman who had been terminated due to testing positive for marijuana which was prescribed to her can sue her former employer for handicap discrimination. The court rejected the former employers’ claim that she could not sue…

Marijuana Laws 101: Things to Consider When Developing Your Company’s Drug Policy

Marijuana Laws 101: Things to Consider When Developing Your Company’s Drug Policy Maintaining a 100% drug free work place should be the driving factor. Mandated compliance with Federal law? States with medical/recreational marijuana laws? Does the company have “Safety” sensitive positions? How are positive tests for marijuana handled? Don’t test for just marijuana, additional testing…

5 Ways to Avoid Seasonal Hiring Pitfalls

Each year, U.S. retailers lose over $37 billion in stolen products, according to FBI statistics. A large portion of this theft occurs during the holiday season, from October to December when retailers are stocking up for Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas shoppers. As customers fill their stores in droves, retailers have a major seasonal hiring push…

Hair Follicle Testing Gains Popularity

Transportation companies are now starting to use hair follicle testing as part of their employment drug screening program, as opposed to just the conventional urine test. Industry leaders C.R. England, Gordon Trucking and Roehl Transport are adopting the hair follicle test in hopes of reducing the occurrence of drug-abusing drivers. JB Hunt and Schneider National…