News Digest 12-2-2021


Minnesota adds edibles to list of eligible cannabis options for patients

The state of Minnesota announced Wednesday that infused items like gummies and chews would be given approval as medical cannabis items next August. The law already allows for pills, vapor oil, liquids, topicals, powdered mixtures, and lozenges. Smokable cannabis was already approved, and will begin in March. WCCO


State workers’ comp rates will decline for 9th consecutive year in 2022

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance said Tuesday that workers’ compensation insurance premiums are likely to decline for most Tennessee businesses in 2022, representing the ninth consecutive year rates have declined. Mainstreet Nashville


Should emergency vaccine rule become a permanent standard?

Fed-OSHA is seeking comments on all aspects of the emergency temporary standard (ETS) directing certain businesses to ensure employees are vaccinated against the coronavirus or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing, and whether it should become a permanent standard. SHRM


Employers split on whether vaccine mandates help or hurt recruitment

According to a new survey, although most employers plan to require COVID vaccines they don’t know if it will help or hurt their recruiting efforts, or even lead to resignations. Willis Towers Watson found only 3 percent of employers reported a surge in resignations following a vaccine mandate’s implementation. New York Post