How Does Legalized Marijuana Affect the Construction Worksite?
Increasingly permissive cannabis laws present unique challenges for the construction industry. Companies wishing to provide a drug-free workplace and to prioritize safety have to negotiate a maze of inconsistent and rapidly changing state cannabis laws as well as federal laws, including the Drug Free Workplace Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, and OSHA requirements. This topic will explain the current state of the law and provide guidance on how to hire, drug test, implement drug-free workplace policies, handle requests for accommodation, and terminate employees consistent with those various legal requirements. It will also provide guidance for construction companies wishing to do business with the burgeoning cannabis industry.
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