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July 17, 2023

Avoid costly mistakes & comply with Minnesota’s upcoming marijuana laws

Preparing Your Business for Legalized Marijuana in Minnesota On August 1st, Minnesota officially legalized the use of recreational marijuana. The new legislation in Minnesota creates both opportunities and challenges for businesses. Employers need to ensure a safe and productive work environment. Are you prepared for the legalization of marijuana? Read on to learn what you can do. Review Your Drug and Alcohol Policies To prepare your business for marijuana legalization, review and update your drug and alcohol policies. Clearly outline expectations for substance use and impairment in the workplace. Re-evaluate policies to align with Minnesota’s changing legal landscape. Train Your Employees Once you have updated your policies, the next step is to educate your employees about the changes in the law and your updated policies. Your employees need to understand […]
June 20, 2023

Get Ahead of the Curve – How to Set Marijuana Policies in Your Small Business

With the legalization of marijuana in several states, including Minnesota it’s becoming increasingly important for small businesses to develop policies that address employee drug use. Whether you’re running a retail store, a tech startup, or any other type of business, it’s essential to have a clear policy in place to ensure that your employees are working safely and effectively. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how your HR department should set marijuana policies in your small business and get ahead of the curve. Understand the laws in your state The first step in setting marijuana policies in your small business is to understand the laws in your state. While several states have legalized the medical and/or recreational use of marijuana, laws differ significantly. For instance, in Colorado, drug-free policies remain […]
June 2, 2023

Minnesota will Legalize Marijuana starting August 1st 2023: What HR Departments Need to Know

Starting August 1st 2023 Minnesota will legalize marijuana for recreational use, joining a growing number of states. This has raised concerns for HR Departments, making small business owners wonder how it could impact their operations. This blog post explores possible challenges and best strategies for HR Departments and their employees to prepare themselves for the change. Employee Safety HR departments prioritize employee safety, given marijuana usage can impair cognitive abilities, leading to accidents, especially in jobs requiring high awareness. To address this, updated drug testing methodologies and policies should be implemented but may be complicated due to marijuana’s federal illegality. Performance and Productivity HR departments may face challenges in employee performance and productivity due to marijuana’s sedative effects, similar to alcohol. This can lead to absenteeism, tardiness, and underperformance. Companies […]