With the United States’ unemployment rate at 3.6% and the challenges of a lean employable workforce, some previously overlooked populations are now getting attention, including people in recovery from substance use disorder and people who have previously been incarcerated. Consider the numbers. In the U.S., there are an estimated 23.5 million adults in recovery from […]
(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 […]
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