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Marijuana in the Workplace: HR Policies and Guidelines

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Live Webinar | CEU Approved

  • 90 minutes

At one time, employers easily terminated employees for being “under the influence of marijuana.” While marijuana remains an illegal drug in the United States, twenty states and the District of Columbia (and counting) have decriminalized possession of marijuana for medical use. Some states even allow it for recreational use. The uncertainty of how to deal with marijuana makes it very difficult for employers who must deal with the different laws while continuing to ensure that they are providing a safe work environment for their employees. Given an employers’ obligation to accommodate disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, can an employer continue to enforce drug policies against employees’ use and what about state laws that protect employees’ lifestyle?

Join expert Susan Desmond in this in-depth webinar where she discusses what rights employers have regarding drug testing and the enforcement of drug-free workplace policies when federal and state employment laws collide.


Session Highlights: 

  • Americans with Disabilities Act concerns regarding marijuana 

  • Department of Transportation’s handling of marijuana 

  • Marijuana’s effect on productivity and safety 

  • Growing use of marijuana in the United States

  • Legalization of marijuana

  • State law lifestyle discrimination laws and how they impact your decision-making 

  • Privacy issues when inquiring about prescription drug use

  • How to write a drug testing policy that will allow testing for prescription drug use



Why You Should Attend:

With over half of the United States providing for some form of legal use of marijuana, determining whether to discharge an employee for a positive marijuana drug test or accommodate the worker under the ADA can be a tough call. This webinar helps you build policies and procedures that will help your organization make the right decisions.


Who Should Attend:

  • Human resource managers

  • benefits managers

  • company owners

  • Business Owners

  • Supervisors

  • Safety compliance officers


Ask your question directly from our expert during the Q&A session following the

live event.

Susan  Desmond

Susan Desmond

Susan Fahey Desmond is a principal with Jackson Lewis PC. She has been representing management in all areas of labor and employment law for over 30 years. A frequent author and speaker, Ms. Desmond is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chambers USA as one of America’s leading business lawyers for labor and employment law. She is also listed in Mid-South Super Lawyers and Louisiana Super Lawyers.

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This webinar has been approved for 1.5 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR, and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity. It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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