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Medical Marijuana is Coming—Is Your Business Ready?
Category: Employment, Medical Marijuana
In 2018, Arkansas businesses will face for the first time the prospect that job applicants and employees will produce a medical marijuana registry ID card approved by the Arkansas Department of Health (“ADH”) in response to a failed drug test. In fact, as of October 26, 2017, the ADH has already…
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"Insider" Edition—Required Referrals and the Stark Law (Part Two of Two)
Category: Employment, Health Care
Hospitals and physicians must consider many items when a hospital is putting together an employment contract with a physician. One question we have seen more and more hospitals ask is whether a hospital may insert a provision into its physician employment contracts requiring hospital-employed…
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"Insider" Edition—Required Referrals and the Stark Law (Part One of Two)
Category: Employment, Health Care
When a hospital is putting together an employment contract with a physician, there are many items for both the hospital and the physician to consider. One question we have seen more and more hospitals ask is whether a hospital may insert a provision into its physician employment contracts requiring…
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First Time For Everything—Court Determines Federal Law Does Not Preempt State Medical Marijuana Law's Employee Protections
Category: Employment, Medical Marijuana
Earlier this month, a Connecticut federal district court held that federal laws prohibiting use and sale of marijuana do not preempt Connecticut’s Palliative Use of Marijuana Act (“PUMA”), which expressly protects job applicants and employees from employment discrimination due to medical marijuana…
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