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Proposed Marijuana Legislation Leaves Employers in the Weeds

While we hear a lot about the benefits of legalizing recreational marijuana—the business opportunities it provides, expungement of criminal records, where dispensaries will be located and the like—no one is talking about the human resource ramifications.

Yes, decriminalizing recreational marijuana is a step forward in many ways, but as our home state of New Jersey inches closer to legalization, with New York hot on our heels, there are holes in the legislation that leave lots of questions for businesses.

We discuss these issues in-depth in our op-ed that was published in Insider NJ. Read the full op-ed where Abel HR founder and President Jim Bell, Sr. points out flaws, such as defining impairment and management training.

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Featured BLOGS

  • Does all This Stuff Need to be in the Employee Handbook

    If you’ve been reading our blogs for a while, then you know we love a good ol’ fashioned employee handbook. Here at Abel, we have a whole team dedicated to crafting the perfect handbook for your company. A handbook that includes all the legally required information, but that is also perfectly personalized to reflect the unique needs of your company. In fact, when crafting these books, one question we almost always get is “do we really need to include all of this information?” and generally the answer is “yes.” We include all of this information because it is required either

  • Harassment: Not Just a Buzzword, Its Liability

    The continued momentum of the #metoo movement has made workplace harassment a buzzword not just thrown around by your surly HR rep, but one that we are all acutely aware of. However, the term shouldn’t be relegated to just a buzzword given the high legal stakes associated with running afoul of anti-harassment policies. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “harassment is a form of employment discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).” This is because

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