#WorkforceWednesday: CA Passes Proposition 22, New Marijuana Laws, New Administration’s Impact on Your Business
It’s #WorkforceWednesday. This week, we focus on key state-level election results impacting employment law and what a new administration will mean for your business.
Proposition 22 Passes in CA, Further Narrowing AB5 (Video)
California voters passed Proposition 22, which will exempt app-based transportation and delivery network companies from the state’s AB5 worker classification law. Attorneys Amy Ramsey and Kevin Sullivan tell us what this means for CA employers and the gig economy more broadly. You can read more here.
Marijuana Wins Big on Election Day (Video)
Voters in Arizona, Montana, New Jersey, and South Dakota approved adult recreational marijuana use. Mississippi and South Dakota also legalized medicinal marijuana. Employers should review workplace drug and testing policies and be aware they may also need to provide reasonable accommodations for medical marijuana users going forward. Read more.
New York Travel Advisory Revamped
Employers should assess their workplace safety policies after New York updated its COVID-19 travel advisory. Now, travelers from any U.S. jurisdiction can shorten the 14-day quarantine period through a “testing out” process.
NAACP Challenges Diversity Training Order
The NAACP sued to invalidate the Trump administration’s executive order that prohibits “divisive concepts” in diversity training. The lawsuit argues that the order violates, inter alia, the First Amendment’s protection of free speech and the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection clause.
Cannabis Industry Compliance
Although marijuana won big on Election Day, it remains an illegal substance under federal law. Companies in the cannabis industry should remember they are not exempt from complying with federal laws in general, like anti-discrimination laws. Learn more.