New Rules for Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Duration: 60 minutes

Marijuana use by employees used to be a simple policy for most employers: zero tolerance. However, that is no longer the case. Numerous states have legalized the use of medical marijuana for specific covered medical conditions. Many other states have bills pending or are considering following suit. This program will show employers how to balance the need for a drug-free workplace against individuals’ lawful use of medical marijuana pursuant to state law. (more details below)

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


WHY ATTEND

The questions 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 medical marijuana usage?
  4. What impact does lawful medical marijuana use have for our drug screening policy?

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 medical marijuana and offer practical guidance on how to navigate employee requests for accommodation.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This program will cover:

  • An overview of the range of approaches set forth in medical marijuana state laws
  • State law exceptions limiting permitted activities by medical 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 medical marijuana 
  • 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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      Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording + Audio-only MP3 recording. For recordings, choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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