Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts
Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that terminating an employee for off -duty medical marijuana use may violate the employee’s rights under the state’s disability discrimination and medical marijuana laws.
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court first issued its ruling in Barbuto v. Advantage Sales and Marketing on July 17, 2017. Because of that, the decision does not require employers to always permit off-duty medical marijuana use. Rather, employers may need to allow the use of it in certain circumstances.The decision differs from other state courts, which have held that employers can have zero-tolerance drug use policies.
First read the PDF to gain more of an understanding of Barbuto V. Advantage Sales and Marketing, Then reach out to your own company for questions or concerns. You have other resources available to you as well. Take a look at state resources such as the Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. You can also read more about the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA) enacted in 2012. This act is to protect individuals who are diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition for using doctor-prescribed marijuana.
For more information download the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Law – Off-duty Use PDF.
News – July 2018
Health and wellness tips for your work and life – news presented by MHA Solutions. The World Health Organization (WHO) says that the artificially produced trans fats found in junk and fried foods contribute to more than 500,000 preventable deaths annually. WHO has created a guide for governments to eliminate industrially produced trans fat in their countries. First, watch the video and then learn more about trans fats, how to avoid them, and what you can do overall to live a healthier lifestyle. MHA Solutions wants you to live a balanced, happy life both for work and play. This newsletter is a great way to start so download the PDF for great recipes and snack ideas!
Texting while driving?
Are you texting while driving? Not only is it illegal, but it’s also incredibly dangerous. The NHTSA claims that driver inattention is the leading cause in most crashes or near-miss accidents in the United States.
The most prevalent danger on roadways is texting while driving. Texting requires the driver’s full attention, which then inhibits his or her ability to pay attention to the road. Learn the facts and be safer for it.
Download the PDF and be safe and healthy on the job and on the go.