Radio Buzz: Muslim Drivers Suspended; Marijuana Shaped Candy

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Rental car company Hertz is suspending 34 Muslim drivers in Seattle indefinitely, for praying on company time.

"Under Washington law, Washington State Law; employees are entitled to a ten minute break twice during any 8 hour shift. In order to track those ten minute breaks, Hertz is requesting that these employees to clock out and clock back in. They still get paid."

That's legal expert in civil trial law Brett Myers speaking with Rob Johnson at WGST in Atlanta.

The worker's union is trying to get those drivers back in the driver's seat after what it calls a "sudden policy change".

"The employees are claiming that because they took time to pray, they are being suspended and Hertz is saying, look no, no, no, we just ask you to clock out."

And to note, those Muslim workers who clocked out were NOT suspended.

I don't think this is the last we'll hear of this story.

Buzzing right along to this one;

Marijuana shaped candy. That's right, candy called "Pothead Ring Pots," and "Pothead Lollipops" are showing up on store shelves around the country, and parents are fuming.

Don't worry, it won't get your kids high, but still;

"Parents are under enough stress as it is in raising healthy kids and this is just another challenge to them."

That's nationally recognized expert on addictions with Caron Treatment Centers, Dr. Paul Hokemeyer speaking with Sergio at KURV in McAllen, TX.

What should parents do, Doc?

"I think that if parents go into a store and see it, they should go up to the store owner and say get this out of here, this isn't acceptable."

This would be what we can call then a teachable moment for parents when they are with their kids and see this stuff on the store shelves.

"It's important for parents to be talking to their kids about drugs. And you know, not denying that drugs are out there, but when the situation comes up where they can engage their kid in a conversation around drugs and healthy living, you know that they should take that opportunity."

I'm Jessica Curtis, and that's your Talk Radio Buzz from Fox News Radio.