Dale Deitchler

Dale Deitchler

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Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Termination of Employee for Medical Marijuana Use

On June 15, the Colorado Supreme Court provided good news to Colorado employers that prohibit employee marijuana use.  In the long-awaited decision in Coats v. Dish Network, the court ruled that medical marijuana use—which is...more

6/16/2015 - CO Supreme Court Coats v Dish Network Drug Testing Hiring & Firing Marijuana Medical Marijuana State Civil Rights Acts Termination

Solicitation and Distribution Rules and Their Enforcement Under Attack: NLRB Continues to Narrow Employer Limitations on Workplace...

The National Labor Relations Act’s limitations on employer no-solicitation/no-distribution policies have been established for decades, right? Most labor relations practitioners and Human Resources specialists are familiar...more

12/12/2014 - ConAgra Employee Solicitation Employer Liability Issues Mercedes-Benz NLRB Off-The-Clock Oral Communications Protected Concerted Activity Union Elections

Right to Union Representation Applies to Employer Referrals for Drug and Alcohol Tests, NLRB Rules

The National Labor Relations Board ("Board"), in its July 31, 2014 decision in Ralph's Grocery Co., 361 NLRB No. 9 (2014), ruled that so-called "Weingarten rights" – the general right of a unionized employee to request union...more

9/4/2014 - Adverse Employment Action Alcohol Testing Corporate Counsel Drug Testing Employer Liability Issues Grocery Stores Internal Investigations NLRB Ralphs Union Representatives Unions Weingarten Rights

Minnesota Medical Marijuana Law Will Cloud Employer Drug-Free Workplace Efforts

On May 29, 2014, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed into law legislation making Minnesota the 23rd jurisdiction to adopt a law authorizing the use of medical marijuana. The new Minnesota medical marijuana law (MML)...more

6/2/2014 - ADA Conflicts of Laws Controlled Substances Act Department of Transportation Drug-Free Workplace Act Employer Liability Issues Marijuana Medical Marijuana Popular

Mandatory Pilot Obesity/Sleep Apnea Screening: New FAA Policy Thumbs Its Nose at New Federal Commercial Driver Transportation Law

On November 20, 2013, Fred Tilton, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Federal Air Surgeon, announced a New Obstructive Sleep Apnea Policy1 (Policy) the FAA will be "releasing shortly." Under the Policy, aviation...more

11/26/2013 - Commercial Driving Licenses FAA Healthcare Healthcare Professionals Sleep Apnea

Minnesota Enacts “Ban the Box Law" Prohibiting Employment Application Criminal History Checkmark Boxes and Restricting Criminal...

Effective January 1, 2014, recent amendments to Minnesota law will restrict the timing of pre-employment inquiries by most private employers into a candidate’s criminal past. Employers who are not exempted from the law may...more

5/19/2013

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