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#1 Krob400

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:03 PM

If my company has a drug testing policy, how does that work with the new Washington State marijuana law that will be going into affect if an employee uses recreational marijuana at his/her home the night before work?..

#2 adjusterjack

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:46 AM

If my company has a drug testing policy, how does that work with the new Washington State marijuana law that will be going into affect if an employee uses recreational marijuana at his/her home the night before work?..


How does what work?

What new law? Can you post a link to it?

Your question is a bit vague.

Are you an employee asking if you can be fired if you show up at work and test positive?

Or are you an employer asking about your ability to fire an employee who shows up and tests positive?

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#3 pg1067

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:27 AM

The new law has no impact on your employer's policies. Note also that marijuana is still illegal under federal law.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:29 AM

You may wish to visit the Employment Law Center and read Drug Testing at Work as a good resource to learn more about this subject matter.
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