Up in Smoke: Should businesses still drug test for marijuana?

Excerpted from a Business.com Blog by Skye Schooley Congrats. You can finally buy weed legally in New York! OK, if you’ve ever been to Manhattan, you’ve likely already seen (or smelled) the endless number of weed shops and trucks on seemingly every corner. While we’re not entirely sure how those didn’t get shut down previously, […]

OSHA releases Heat Illness Prevention suggestions for employers

It’s not just hot, it’s one of the hottest summers in history! With that in mind, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) started a “Heat Illness Prevention” campaign last week, to include a website and extensive guidance. Here’s a few points to remember. Create a Heat Illness Prevention Plan OSHA recommends employers with workers […]

Workforce drug test positivity climbs to highest level in two decades

Excerpted from a Seyfarth Shaw LLP Blog by Adam Young, A. Scott Hecker and Craig Simonsen In 2021, positive drug test results among America’s workforce reached its highest rate since 2001, up more than 30% in the U.S. according to a new analysis released by Quest Diagnostics. Employers face mounting challenges relating to employee drug […]

OSHA announces highly focused healthcare facility inspection plan

Excerpted from a Littler Mendelson PC Blog by Alka Ramchandani-Raj, Yvette V. Gatling and Mary Lockhart The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced in a memorandum it will proceed with a highly focused, short-term initiative directed at general medical and surgical hospitals, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals, and skilled nursing and assisted living […]