NY Town Establishes Workplace Violence Committee

A small town in the State of New York has established a Workplace Violence Committee in keeping with the requirements of the State Department of Labor’s Public Employee Safety and Health Bureau, according to an article in the Press Republican. The committee, which is made up of a diverse mix of town employees, will deal…

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…

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…

Taking Control of Drug Policies in the Workplace

Most companies already have workplace drug policies in place, and that is a good thing. However, when you look at many of these drug policies in the workplace, most of its stipulations are mostly focused on threats of penalties, suspensions, and in many cases, dismissal of violators from their jobs. Over the years, thousands of…