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Why Legal Marijuana Use Can Get You Fired

Why Legal Marijuana Use Can Get You Fired

State laws don't protect users from workplace discrimination

Although marijuana use is legal in some states, workers are still getting fired. What gives? AOL Jobs employment law expert Donna Ballman explains Read More »

Fired Worker, Martha Parker, Blames Cough Medicine For Failed Drug Test

Fired Worker, Martha Parker, Blames Cough Medicine For Failed Drug Test

When you have a cough, it's only natural you'd take cough medicine so you can make it through the workday. Read More »

Florida Worker Drug Testing Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Florida Worker Drug Testing Law Ruled Unconstitutional

MIAMI -- A Miami federal judge has declared that Gov. Rick Scott's order requiring drug testing for state workers is unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro ruled Thursday that blanket testing of some 85,000 workers violates the Fourth Amendment ban on unreasonable searches and seizures. The... Read More »

States Get Tough On The Unemployed, Push For Drug Testing

States Get Tough On The Unemployed, Push For Drug Testing

If you're out of work, you might soon have to give a urine sample to the government to collect unemployment benefits. Back in February, in order to pass the payroll tax cut extension, Democrats in Congress made a compromise: States could drug test the recipients of those benefits, in certain... Read More »

Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

Florida's New Drug-Testing Law: Other States To Follow?

Florida has become the first state in the nation to adopt a law mandating random drug screenings for state workers. The unprecedented move may result in similar efforts among lawmakers in other states, setting the stage for battles with labor unions and others opposed to drug testing by the government. The... Read More »

If Medical Marijuana Is Legal, Why Are Employees Getting Fired for Using It?

If Medical Marijuana Is Legal, Why Are Employees Getting Fired for Using It?

Following a state Supreme Court ruling earlier this month, workers in the state of Washington who use medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea and other medical conditions can be legally fired should they fail a company mandated drug test. The ruling is the third of its kind in recent years testing whether... Read More »

Future Employee? Likely a Past or Current Drug User!

Future Employee? Likely a Past or Current Drug User!

According to a survey sponsored by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, almost one third of high school seniors reported using marijuana in 2009. The survey also noted increased usage of the drug over the high school years. This is our future workforce. Wonderlic, Inc, a provider of employee and student... Read More »

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