Legal Update

Recent changes to California’s labor and employment law

Here is a brief summary of the most notable new labor and employment laws and regulations that became effective on January 1, 2018:

Expansion of drugs subject to DOT testing

Those working in industries regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) should be aware of a new rule issued by the DOT that expands the current drug testing panel to include commonly prescribed pain medications like Vicodin and Oxycontin. These opioid-based pain medications can be obtained legally through a valid medical prescription.

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