National Drug Screening's (NDS) Provided Checklist of Impacting Issues to Research
How are you Handling Marijuana in the Workplace
Determining Your Response to Employee Use of Marijuana
As an employer considering how you will deal with employee use of marijuana, we recommend you work with two knowledgeable professionals:
It is one thing to say, “we can legally test for marijuana in this circumstance,” but quite another to efficiently look at the ramifications of who, what, how, and where you are going to do that testing and the course of actions that will follow your decision.
Decisions for a policy and program that are right for your employees will be dependent on a myriad of issues including the state’s marijuana laws, other state and federal laws, as well as a huge set of diverse tangential considerations. National Drug Screening (NDS) is providing you these resources:
Using these tools and working with the suggested professionals will help you identify obligations you face in developing your company’s program for handling marijuana issues in each state where you have employees.
Checklist of Impacting Issues to Research:
As we are demonstrating, it is critical that specialized legal counsel and experienced, DFWP consultants help you customize or refine your written policies and practices. There is great risk in not doing the upfront homework for each state in which you have employees. An “innocent” mistake or oversight could develop into a very disruptive and costly lawsuit.
Use this checklist to help qualify the professionals you select to assist you. Let the experts serve as your counsel while you serve as an expert on your company. Together you can collaborate to develop policy and procedures that are lawful and appropriate for your workplace. Although complex, knowledgeable experienced professionals can make the process very manageable.
DISCLAIMER: This resource, developed by Working Partners®, is meant for educational purposes only. It is provided with the understanding that those involved in the resource are not engaged in rendering legal counsel. An experienced attorney with proven knowledge about these issues should be consulted for legal advice. In addition, an experienced drug-free workplace professional should be relied upon for assistance on operational issues for your company’s program.