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California Law

Assembly Bill No. 2188 CHAPTER 392 An act to add Section 12954 to the Government Code, relating to employment. [Approved by Governor September 18, 2022. Filed with Secretary of State September 18, 2022.] legislative counsel’s digest AB 2188, Quirk. Discrimination in employment: use of cannabis. Existing law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, protects and safeguards the right and opportunity...
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Washington Law

AN ACT Relating to the employment of individuals who lawfully 1consume cannabis; adding new sections to chapter 49.44 RCW; and 2providing an effective date.3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:4NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 49.44 5RCW to read as follows:6 The legislature finds that the legalization...
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Final Rule Issued to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Different trade releases and delays have been in the news concerning OSHA  Regulations but the  one with the most implications on Workplace Drug Policies has taken begun. One OSHA article sites Jan 1 2017 as the effective date  which appears they are giving until the beginning of January for companies to adjust their practices, if...
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Final Ruling for National Drug and Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse for Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers

The final rule requires motor carriers, medical review officers, third-party administrators, and substance abuse professionals to report information about drivers who:
  • Test positive for drugs or alcohol;
  • Refuse drug and alcohol testing; and
  • Undergo the return-to-duty drug and alcohol rehabilitation process.
Additionally, motor carriers will be required to annually search the clearinghouse for current employees, and...
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