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    "There is uncertainty about our ability to terminate employees if they come to the job impaired," said Sandra Hagen Solin of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance. "There are obligations that we have under the drug-free workplace. There are a lot of questions that have arisen."'
    So, these experts in employment law are confused about something being legal and whether or not you are allowed to show up to your job while high?  

    I really don't think you need to be an SPHR to see through that "legal haze".  Vodka has been legal for 79 years... are there "legally hazy" questions about what employers can or can not do when someone shows up drunk?  Are we worried that police officers might not have authority to stop drunk drivers?  

    This is stupid hand-wringing over a common sense issue that is already covered by existing laws.  It is illegal to drive a car while impaired... whether or not that impairment comes in the form of Bourbon, Marijuana, Oxycontin or Heroin.  I think the police and employers will manage with this.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 07:18:16 AM PST

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