Posts Tagged ‘marijuana’

Pre-Employment Drug Testing as Marijuana Tests Reach Record ‘Highs’

Marijuana is legal in California, and unemployment rates remain low. Meanwhile, workplace drug tests yielding positive results are hitting record highs. What should California employers do about pre-employment drug testing? Positive Drug Test Hits 14-Year High Positive workplace drug tests increased 4.4 percent between 2017 and 2018, according to an annual Quest Diagnostics Analysis. Marijuana […]

30 Sep 19 - Workplace Policies - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

New CalChamber Podcast: Marijuana and the Workplace

In the newest episode of CalChamber’s podcast, The Workplace, CalChamber General Counsel and Executive Vice President Erika Frank is joined by employment law attorney Jennifer Shaw to discuss how legalization of marijuana is impacting both workers and business owners in California. The two employment law experts dive into details about the profound impact that legalization […]

10 May 19 - Hiring, Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Californians Can Legally Buy Weed But Employers Can Still Keep a Drug-Free Workplace

This week, California businesses began to legally sell recreational marijuana in California. More than 400 state licenses have been issued so far, but the rollout may be slow. Cities or counties must first approve commercial marijuana sales, and localities can choose to ban or restrict recreational marijuana shops. On November 8, 2016, Californians voted to […]

3 Jan 18 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Reminder: Current Drug Use Not Protected Under ADA

A recent federal court decision is a good reminder that applicants or employees who currently use illegal drugs or marijuana or abuse alcohol are not protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Conduct is key: The disease of addiction may be protected but misconduct is not […]

27 Jun 17 - Workplace Policies - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »

Positive Drug Test Results Hit 12-Year “High”

American workers tested positive for illicit drugs at the highest rate in 12 years, according to an analysis of more than ten million workforce drug test results released by Quest Diagnostics, a large nationwide drug testing lab. More than one in 25 workers fail their drug test: 4.2 percent of employee drug tests that Quest […]

19 May 17 - Hiring - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »