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Should the Workplace Allow Medical Cannabis?

With many jurisdictions in the United States legalising medical marijuana, many employers are now at a loss on how these new laws work vis-à-vis their own drug and alcohol policies, which certainly count marijuana or cannabis as among the substances that could seriously impair their employees while at work. Certainly not helping is the fact…

A Review of Drug Offences in Australia

Many people are under the impression that the legalisation of cannabis in some states in the United States would encourage other countries like Australia to follow suit. To date, however, the Australian government hasn’t legalised cannabis, and does not appear too eager to do so. Cannabis remains illegal in Australia, and the same goes for…

Preventing Office Christmas Party Disasters

More often than not, office Christmas parties present perhaps the only opportunity for employees to drink alcohol right there in their workplaces without being called out for violating any alcohol or drug policy they have in place. An office Christmas party, however, is not a license to let loose and get drunk. Drunk people could…

What You Need To Know Regarding Workplace Drug Testing

Workplace drug testing is becoming increasingly common, and that is a great thing. It is, after all, an essential component of workplace health and safety. The more regularly workplace drug testing is done, the safer and less prone to accidents workplaces would become. Implementing a workplace drug testing program, however, is not something you just…