Medical marijuana is now legal in Florida, and that means employers will now have to decide how to treat drug testing and positive results. Increasing availability and usage means that positive drug tests will likely go up, and Florida lawmakers have given employers the go-ahead to continue zero-tolerance policies if desired. How employers actually treat the situation will, for the most part, be an individual company decision except in certain circumstances.
Though most employees don't realize it, employee handbooks may be the cornerstone of an employer-employee relationship in many job fields. Not only do they outline an employer's expectations for employee conduct, they also notify employees about what they will be held accountable for as well as some of their protections under the law.
The proliferation of smartphones, tablet computers, laptops and social media coupled with the widespread availability of wireless Internet means that the vast majority of employees are now truly connected to their workplaces 24/7.