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New Northampton Smoking Restrictions Affect Employers

Published:  March 21, 2014

Yesterday, the Northampton Board of Health met to discuss amendments to the town smoking regulations.  These amendments renewed a complete prohibition of smoking in workplaces and other areas.  Notably, unlike other regulations, to be a “workplace” under this restriction there need be as few as one employee.  E-cigarettes are not exempt and will be subject to the same restrictions.

These regulations will go into effect June 1, 2014.  Consequently, now is a great time to make sure your smoking and e-cigarette policies are in place and up-to-date.

If you have any questions regarding laws restricting smoking and e-cigarettes in the workplace, please contact any of the attorneys at Royal LLP at (413) 586-2288.

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