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Legal

What employers should know about marijuana safety and impairment policies

An employer's legal marijuana safety and impairment policy options may depend on the level of operations the company has with the federal government.

Can you screen job applicants for prior workers' compensation claims?

Asking job candidates about past work injuries, disabilities or medical histories isn't appropriate under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or state laws.

Hiring practices: Thorough processes can prevent injuries and problem claims

Following a thorough hiring process is one important way you can prevent problem workers’ compensation claims, along with other challenges. Choosing the right employee for a role is rarely easy, but there are steps you can include in your process to help you more confidently make hiring decisions.

Recreational marijuana: How Minnesota’s new law may impact work comp and workplace policies

On May 30, 2023, Gov. Tim Walz signed the state’s recreational marijuana bill, making Minnesota the 23rd state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use. The new law contains several provisions that affect employers doing business in Minnesota, addressing changes to medical marijuana, use of off-duty lawful consumable products, drug testing in the workplace, as well as implementation of workplace policies.

Tips for hiring temporary workers or subcontractors

Before you hire temporary employees or independent subcontractors, get answers to your questions about their safety and workers’ compensation coverage.

MN Supreme Court decision clarifies the nature and extent of PTSD claims in the state

MN Supreme Court decision clarifies the nature and extent of PTSD claims in the state

Minnesota Supreme Court rules on PTSD presumption

Minnesota Supreme Court rules on PTSD presumption

Avoiding litigation: ways to prevent disputes that land claims in court

When an attorney gets involved in a workers’ compensation claim, it can increase claim costs and harm outcomes for everyone involved. There are a number of steps that employers can take to prevent the kinds of scenarios that cause workers to seek representation from an attorney.

Retaliation claims: what they are and best practices to avoid them

If an employee feels they’ve been wrongfully targeted for exercising their protected right, they may in turn file a retaliation claim. Learn best practices to avoid them.

How to prevent safety hazards due to impairment

Drug and alcohol use and misuse are on the rise. As an employer you can establish or update your drug and alcohol program to prevent the safety risks of drug and alcohol use on the job. Learn how to prevent safety hazards due to drug and alcohol impairment.

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