By all accounts the opioid crisis sweeping the nation over the past several years is still in full swing. At the same time, there is a growing movement among many states to provide protections for the medical use of marijuana, and in some instances, for its recreational use as well. These trends have left employers with a morass of state and federal compliance issues that can be very challenging to manage – especially for companies with locations in multiple states.
To understand the scope of the problem and identify the most important compliance issues, Wolters Kluwer’s Employment Law Daily reached out to a panel of seasoned attorneys familiar with the many challenges that employers may face when navigating issues related to opioid and marijuana use in the workplace: John Doran, Member, Sherman & Howard L.L.C; Eric B. Meyer, Partner, Fisher-Broyles LLP; and Kathryn J. Russo, Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.
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- How big is the problem?
- State marijuana laws
- Workplace use and abuse
- Identifying opioid abusers
- Dealing with drug problems
- Interaction with the other laws
- About drug testing
- Being proactive