In a much-anticipated decision, the Colorado Supreme Court issued a ruling on Monday upholding an employer’s decision to discharge an employee for his off-duty medical marijuana use.

In Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, a quadriplegic employee filed a wrongful termination suit against his former employer, claiming Dish Network violated Colorado’s “lawful activities statute” by

Many employers in the past have offered employees cash to reimburse the purchase of an individual policy from a private insurance carrier or on the Marketplace (aka the Exchange) or for other substantiated medical expenses in place of employer sponsored group health coverage.  However, the federal government has recently taken the position that such an

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For many Louisianans, the Mardi Gras and President’s Day office and school closures equate with travel time. For some, it will mean a time to flock west to hit the slopes – including in Colorado, a state that has legalized marijuana for recreational use.

Employers in many states have grappled with the legal and practical