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, […]

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 […]

To test or not to test: Considerations for employers pondering cannabis testing

Excerpted from a Seyfarth Shaw LLP blog by Jennifer L. Mora The latest Gallup poll shows 68% of Americans support cannabis legalization. Further, the rate of positive cannabis test results has jumped in the last decade. According to recent news reports, some large employers have stopped testing applicants for cannabis. As a result, other employers […]