New Rules for Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 2pm ET           Duration: 60 minutes

Marijuana use by employees used to be a simple policy for most organizations: zero tolerance.

But that’s no longer the case.

Numerous states, plus Washington D.C., have now legalized the use of medical marijuana. Many more states have legislation pending or are considering following suit. That means a new set of rules that HR must learn and implement.   (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

The questions are many:

  1. Are zero-tolerance policies a thing of the past? 
  2. Do we have to make accommodation for marijuana use on the job? 
  3. What do we do when workplace safety issues conflict with medical marijuana usage? 
  4. What does this mean for our drug screening policy?

For answers to these questions and more, join employment law expert, Linda Hollinshead, Esq., for this 60-minute webinar. She’ll review employer legal responsibilities with regard to medical marijuana and offer practical guidance on how to navigate issues of accommodation and more.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This program will cover: 

  • An overview of the current medical marijuana state laws
  • How to interpret the meaning of “needing marijuana” for medical usage under these laws
  • Rules regarding medical marijuana usage in the workplace, including important tips on whether you must provide accommodations for such use
  • How these new state medical marijuana laws interact with other employer legal obligations 
  • How to handle employees’ use of medical marijuana when conducting drug testing

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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