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Jun 20, 2019

New York City Says “Goodbye” to Pre-Employment Screening for THC

Effective May 10, 2020, law Int. 1445-A will officially prohibit New York City employers, labor organizations, and employment agencies from conducting pre-employment drug testing for THC, the active ingredient in cannabis and marijuana. However, this holds true only for non-safety sensitive positions. » Read More

Oct 15, 2015

Firing of USC Football Coach Highlights Common HR Issue

On Monday, one day after placing Head Football Coach Steve Sarkisian on leave, USC fired him.  According to press reports, Sarkisian was terminated for being intoxicated during a game and at team meetings.  How to handle an employee who reports to work intoxicated is a dilemma that is not unique to collegiate athletics.  » Read More