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Employment Law

D.C. Prohibits Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Marijuana

Employer Summary: Under a new law, employers hiring in D.C. may not test applicants for marijuana usage until after the applicant receives a conditional offer of employment for the position. Along with D.C.’s recent “ban the box” law on criminal background checks, this new enactment may require employers to adjust their application and hiring processes.

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Employment Law

REMINDER: New Year, New Minimum Wages in Maryland and D.C.

As the New Year begins, employers in Maryland and Washington, D.C. need to make sure that hourly employees are being paid at least the correct minimum wages. In Maryland, that will mean $8.00 an hour beginning New Year’s Day. In the District of Columbia, the minimum wage will be $10.50 an hour, effective July 1, 2015. These increases affect not just regular hourly pay but also any overtime pay.

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