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Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Statute Raises New Questions for Employers

Pennsylvania’s new medical marijuana statute has taken effect, and dispensaries are open. The law contains a specific caveat barring employers from “discriminating” against employees who use medical marijuana with a legal state certificate. Pennsylvania employers will now join others in a growing number of states learning how to handle employees who test positive for medical […]

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States approve minimum wage, paid leave ballot questions

States with employment-related ballot questions mostly approved them during the November 8 election, and employers have little lead time before many measures will be implemented. All told, 14 states have new provisions with which companies must comply, some as early as January 1, 2017. Minimum wage Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington considered minimum wage increases […]

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Federal government eases stance on state marijuana laws

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announcement updating the federal marijuana enforcement policy means the federal government won’t sue to keep states from allowing controlled recreational use of marijuana, but the effect on employers isn’t yet clear. The DOJ announced on August 29 that it was revising its policy because of state legislation in Colorado […]

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