Tag: Personnel Policies

Minnesota employers need to be ready for medical marijuana by July 1

by Laurie Jirak Distribution of medical marijuana in Minnesota is set to begin July 1, so employers need to understand their rights and responsibilities under the state’s new medical marijuana law. Confusion may arise because employers are subject to both federal and state laws that may impose different standards or requirements on workplace medical marijuana […]

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Firing employee for off-duty marijuana use legal, says Colorado Supreme Court

by Emily Hobbs-Wright In a nationally awaited decision, the Colorado Supreme Court has upheld an employer’s termination of an employee who tested positive for marijuana because of his off-duty, off-premises marijuana use. The court issued a narrow decision on June 15 in Coats v. Dish Network, LLC. It turned on the fact that marijuana use […]

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New Hampshire social media privacy law takes effect September 30

by Jeanine Poole New Hampshire employers need to be reviewing their policies regarding employee use of social media and electronic equipment now that a new law protecting employee privacy is set to take effect September 30. The new law prohibits New Hampshire employers from requesting or requiring current or prospective employees to disclose some information […]

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Tennessee’s “guns in trunks” law takes effect July 1

by Kara E. Shea The Tennessee law giving handgun carry permit holders the right to transport and store firearms and/or ammunition in their vehicles parked in an employer’s parking lot goes into effect July 1. With the enforcement deadline at hand, employers understandably want to know whether they need to alter current “no weapons” policies […]

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Employer access to personal social media accounts may soon be off-limits in New Hampshire

by Jay Surdukowski Sulloway & Hollis, P.L.L.C. On Thursday, June 6, the New Hampshire Senate approved a bill to protect the privacy of employees’ social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. But Republicans tacked on an amendment that may doom the bill in the house. Introduced by three Democratic lawmakers, House Bill 414 […]

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