(Summer 2018) On September 8, 2018, Ohio House Bill 523 – allowing for the use of medical marijuana – will go into effect. But just because the law passed, doesn’t mean that employees will have carte blanch to use medical marijuana. Every Ohio employer needs to decide what will be their stance on having employees […]
(Summer 2018) Products containing CBD oil are flooding the market. They’re being sold online, by health food stores, in vape shops and at some grocery stores. CBD oil is touted as somewhat of a cure-all for conditions from pain to anxiety, and it’s being added to a gamut of items from beauty products to beer. […]
(Summer 2018) Our society is at a tipping point of changing our relationship with our country’s most widely abused illegal drug – marijuana. There are so many things moving so fast. It is hard to know what to think. More than an exercise in debate, marijuana’s ever-changing state is a real situation with real implications […]
(Summer 2018) The nation is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. And let’s face it, its an expensive epidemic. A recent report found that from 2001 to 2017 the opioid epidemic has cost one trillion dollars. That’s a one with 12 zeros – 1,000,000,000,000. Or, put another way, converting the cost into seconds it […]
(Spring 2018) Ohio’s deadline for having its medical marijuana system up and running is September 8, 2018. Before this date, employers need to determine and declare where their company stands in relation to allowing employees to use marijuana as medicine.* Ohio employers may choose to prohibit or accommodate employee use. And though challenging, there will […]
(Spring 2018) The best approach for you, as an employer, to prevent and respond to alcohol and other drug issues in your workplace is to incorporate all five elements of a drug-free workplace program – policy/operations, employee education, supervisor training and employee assistance. Operating a drug-free workplace program requires you to navigate both legal issues […]
(Spring 2018) The national attention being given to the misuse of heroin and prescription pain medications (central nervous system depressants or “down” drugs) is unprecedented – and rightly so. The rate of fatal opioid overdose deaths was five times higher in 2016 than 1999, and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) attributes overdose […]
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