If your company's hiring policy discriminates against marijuana users, it might be treading a legal landmine. Twenty-one states currently have bills in various stages of attempts to legalize marijuana forcing employers to revisit their zero-tolerance policies.
In three separate cases, courts in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts ruled in favor of job applicants who filed cases against companies alleging violation of the ADA. The rulings came despite the fact that marijuana remains a Schedule I illegal drug under federal law.
What does that mean for your practices, safety rules or ability to recruit competitively? Attorney Melissa Fleischer will present a review of marijuana law to help you update your employment and drug use policies.
- Understanding the meaning of need for medical use of cannabis
- Rules regarding medical marijuana usage in the workplace, including important tips on whether you must provide accommodations for such use
- Interaction of these new state medical marijuana laws and an employer’s legal obligations under employment laws
- How to handle employees’ use of medical marijuana when conducting drug testing
- Understand your obligations and liabilities with regards to marijuana laws in your state.
- Multi-state employers can learn how to formulate policies and avoid confusion between state and federal laws
- Overview of latest state and federal marijuana law
- Must employers accommodate medical marijuana users
- Must employers tolerate recreational marijuana use
- Impact on employer’s drug testing program
- Drug use policy best practices
- Marijuana in the Workplace Guide - a 17-page list of ACOEM guidelines for occupational health professionals and employers
- Sample Drug Policy Handout - Keep your 2017 employee handbooks up-to-date
You Also Receive
- 1.25 continuing education credit hours (SHRM, HRCI, CLE) & 1.5 CPE hours (NASBA)
- Personal answers tailored to your questions and situations
- Convenience of attending from office, home or mobile device
Your Avant Expert
Melissa Fleischer is an employment law attorney with many years experience. She is President and Founder of HR Learning Center, LLC. Ms. Fleischer has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation. She has also provided in-house employment law and human resource training to many of her clients on various employment law topics such as FMLA, ADA, and labor relations. She is nationally recognized as an expert in her field.