DOJ Issues Ruling on use of Medical Marijuana

  The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidelines in several states that have enacted laws authorizing the use of “medical marijuana.” We have had several inquiries about whether the DOJ advice to Federal prosecutors regarding pursuing criminal cases will have an impact upon the Department of Transportation’s longstanding regulation about the use of marijuana by safety‐sensitive […]

OSHA orders Norfolk Southern to pay $1.1M Compensatory and Punitive Damages to 3 workers

OSHA News Release: 13-186-NAT Feb. 28, 2013 Contact: Scott Allen Joanna Hawkins Phone: 312-353-6976 215-861-5101 Email: allen.scott@dol.gov hawkins.joanna@dol.gov Norfolk Southern Railway Co. ordered by US Labor Department’s OSHA to pay $1.1 million after terminating 3 workers for reporting injuries Investigation found violations of Federal Railroad Safety Act whistleblower provisions WASHINGTON – Norfolk Southern Railway Co. […]