Marijuana in the Workplace: Navigating the Hazy Legal Landscape

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 1pm ET           Duration: 60 minutes

Under federal law, marijuana use and possession is illegal. But it’s not that simple. To date, 11 states have legalized recreational use and 33 allow medical use. So which rules should employers follow? And how do you set policy that protects your organization -- while respecting the rights of those who use marijuana legally? This 60-minute session will explain what current medical and recreational laws mean to employers and how to be sure your organization is in compliance. (more details below)

* Approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour through HRCI & SHRM.


WHY ATTEND

The questions surrounding marijuana in the workplace are many:

  1. Are employers able to maintain a zero-tolerance policy?
  2. Do employers have to make accommodations for marijuana use on the job?
  3. What do we do when workplace safety issues conflict with marijuana usage?
  4. What impact does lawful marijuana use have for our drug screening policy?
  5. Can you prohibit off-duty workers from using marijuana?

For answers to these questions and more, join employment law expert, Linda Hollinshead, Esq., for this 60-minute webinar. Ms. Hollinshead will review employer legal responsibilities with regard to marijuana and offer practical guidance on how to navigate the rapidly changing rules and attitudes about its use.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This program will cover:

  • An overview of the range of approaches set forth in marijuana state laws
  • State law exceptions limiting permitted activities by marijuana users and the impact on safety in the workplace
  • Considerations for approaching accommodation requests involving medical marijuana
  • Federal and state law conflict related to the legality of marijuana
  • What you can, and can’t do, if you suspect an employee is high on the job
  • Impact on employer drug testing policies

                                                                      ABOUT THE SPEAKER

                                                                      Linda Hollinshead, Esq., is an employment law attorney at Duane Morris, LLP. She trains and counsels employees on FMLA compliance, medical and religious accommodations, leaves of absence policies, harassment and discrimination prevention, responding to harassment and discrimination claims, business diversity, termination of employees, hiring practices, performance appraisals and performance management. She also conducts employee complaint investigations and assists clients in drafting employee policies and handbooks, confidentiality and non-compete agreements, employment agreements, termination and severance agreements as well as independent contractor agreements.

                                                                      Certification

                                                                      This program has been approved for 1.0 recertification credit hour(s) through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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                                                                      Live Only

                                                                      Participation in the live upcoming webinar

                                                                      Recording

                                                                      Recording Only

                                                                      Full MP4 recording of webinar, including Q&A (digital download).

                                                                      Live and Recording

                                                                      Live + Recording

                                                                      Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording (digital download).

                                                                      Event Package

                                                                      Event Value Pack

                                                                      Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording + Audio-only MP3 recording. (digital download)

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