(June 2019) Medical marijuana is available in Ohio, but that doesn’t automatically mean employees can use the drug without risking their job. Under Ohio House Bill 523 employers are not required but are not prohibited from allowing the lawful use of marijuana as medicine (unless prohibited by an authority like the Department of Transportation. This […]
(May 2019) Operating a comprehensive drug-free workplace program can be challenging in a blended workforce with employees who are mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and those who are not. Employers frequently ask us why they can’t just have one policy/program that covers both their CDL drivers subject to DOT and employees who aren’t […]
Historically, many different sectors have been involved in addressing our society’s drug epidemic, but only recently has the business community been acknowledged as a key player in eradicating and preventing this crippling issue. The current wave of solutions to Ohio’s epidemic recognizes that employers can be part of the solution. What exactly is being done […]
(Winter 2018) Ohio’s law legalizing marijuana as medicine (Ohio HB 523) passed over two years ago. Grow sites were approved, production and product testing facilities were selected, doctors were certified to recommend marijuana, and 57 locations across the state were given licenses to dispense the drug. But the original deadline for everything to be up […]
(Winter 2018) Employers, beware and keep your drug-free workplace program operations broad-focused and vigilant. As the headlines, government and community efforts have sharply focused on the devastation of opiates, semi-synthetics, heroin and fentanyl (the opioid epidemic), there are other workplace culprits quietly taking a solid hold. Cocaine and methamphetamine are the second and third highest-ranking […]
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