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Episode 1.16: As America's attitudes towards marijuana legalization shift and evolve, so, too, do the jobs of Human Resource professionals. In this ever-changing environment, what happens to workplace drug policies? And how can we all keep up? One way to keep up is to follow Lisa Nagele-Piazza, Senior Legal Editor at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and she is our guest for this week's episode of ProjectHR. In this episode, we'll discuss:

  • Whether drug testing is worth doing anymore;
  • Who is responsible for keeping up with the changing laws;
  • What happens to HR when the law changes; and
  • Notable legal challenges you should know about.

Lisa

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“The most important thing is to think before you react - don’t make an off-the-cuff decision. If someone fails a drug test, take a look at the law, take a look at the company’s policies, make sure you’re applying them consistently and also know when it’s time to contact your lawyer.” 

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About the Author Jacqueline Gregory

As a creative, persuasive communications professional with extensive experience guiding projects from concept through completion Jacqui has produced custom communications for some of the world's best known brands. Producing ProjectHR has been one of her favorite ways to engage and delight HR and Labor Relations professionals!

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