Workplace Policies And Proposition 64

With the election of November 8, 2016, we saw the passing of Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. Since it will have ramifications for all of us, we want to share with you all that we currently know and assure you that we’re here to help you navigate these new waters.

As stated in the law, Section 3 – Purpose and Intent (r):

“It is the intent of the people in enacting this act to allow public and private employers to enact and enforce workplace policies pertaining to marijuana.”

This law does not change the rights and obligations of public and private employers to maintain a drug and alcohol free workplace, nor does it require an employer to permit or accommodate the use, consumption, possession, transfer, display, transportation, sale, or growth of marijuana in the workplace. Neither does it affect the ability of employers to have policies prohibiting the use of marijuana by employees and prospective employees, or prevent employers from complying with state or federal law.

As such, Star Staffing is committed to providing a drug-free environment for our clients and employees. We have policies in place addressing the use of alcohol, drugs, and controlled substances as it affects employees’ work performance, efficiency, safety, and health. Here at Star Staffing, we’ll continue to educate employees on the risks and consequences of violation of these policies.

If you have any further questions about our workplace policies or the best way to enforce company policy around this issue, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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