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.
“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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