Drug Policies: To Update or Not to Update?

Marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic have led many employers in recent months to question whether their drug policies need to be updated. Common questions...

DOT Adds Opioids to List of Tested Drugs

Today’s Federal Register contains the Department of Transportation’s final rule amending its drug-testing regulations to add hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, and oxycodone to the list of drugs...

Random Drug Test Did Not Violate Fourth Amendment

A county’s interest in the safety of the people at a juvenile detention center outweighed an employee’s privacy interests making random drug testing reasonable, the...

DOT to Add Synthetic Opioids to List of Tested Substances

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register that proposes to add hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone and...

More States Legalize Marijuana

California, Maine, Nevada, and Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana yesterday, while Arizona rejected its own legal marijuana initiative, Proposition 205. Prior to the election,...

Allowing Marijuana in the Workplace

Q: Is there any issue with allowing my employees to smoke marijuana at work on a Friday afternoon? It’s not uncommon for us to enjoy...