Balancing safety and legality with guns and marijuana in the workplace

Employers must now take into account a host of additional considerations when drafting and implementing company policies that touch on these two controversial issues

With the recent passage of “bring your gun to work” laws and the legalization of recreational and/or medical marijuana across multiple states, it is increasingly difficult for employers to maintain a proper balance between ensuring a safe and productive workplace and complying with the protections afforded by these new statutes. Indeed, employers must now take into account a host of additional considerations when drafting and implementing company policies that touch on these two controversial issues.  

“Bring your gun to work” laws

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Eugene A. Boyle

Eugene A. Boyle is a partner at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg. He has extensive experience counseling and defending companies nationally in all facets of labor...

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Judith Kong

Judith Kong practices in Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. She focuses her practice on unemployment insurance,...

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