Union Employers May Push Zero Tolerance After NY Pot Ruling

Law360, New York (February 12, 2013, 6:36 PM ET) -- New York's high court on Tuesday upheld an arbitrator's decision to reinstate a unionized school bus driver who was fired after testing positive for marijuana in a decision experts said could lead to demands by public employers that unions accept “zero tolerance” termination clauses in the future.

The Court of Appeals found an arbitrator's decision to reinstate Civil Service Employees Association bus driver Cynthia DiDomenicantonio, who was fired by the Shenendehowa Central School District after testing positive for marijuana in 2009, did not run afoul of...
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