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Working Lunch: DOL secretary open to easing marijuana testing policies for workers

Also, news on minimum wage initiatives and paid leave

On this episode of the Working Lunch podcast from Align Public Strategies - Marijuana. The Department of Labor secretary enters the conversation with words that suggest the administration is willing to loosen its stance on the drug related to testing for employment. States are doing the same and employers may find themselves in a political fight at statehouses where some legislators want marijuana removed from drug testing policies.

Plus, there is plenty to get to on this week’s legislative scorecard with news on minimum wage initiatives, paid leave and a landmark case out of California over how workers should be classified.

Related: It’s high time for restaurants to pay attention to marijuana

Align Public Strategies is a full-service public affairs and creative firm that helps corporate brands, governments and nonprofits navigate the outside world and inform their internal decision-making. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation's Restaurant News or Restaurant Hospitality.

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