In this practical webinar, you will learn how to navigate the ever-changing minefield of laws concerning marijuana in the employment context. Specifically, you will learn how to manage compliance as it relates to accommodations, workplace safety, drug testing, disciplinary actions, and potential policy changes as a result of marijuana legalization.
Upon course completion, you will be able to:
- Identify which states have legalized marijuana for medicinal and/or recreational use
- Determine the practical implications of marijuana still being considered illegal—and a Schedule I drug—under federal law
- Plan how to address off-duty usage of marijuana
- Describe the latest move by the Trump Administration to tighten enforcement around marijuana use and distribution, and determine how that affects states and their laws
- Implement best practices for federal contractors to follow with respect to drug testing and usage to ensure they don’t lose federal funding
- Identify which state laws explicitly include employee non-discrimination protections, and which don’t
- Describe how medical marijuana laws interact with unemployment and workers’ comp
- Determine whether medical marijuana usage may qualify as a reasonable ADA accommodation
- Develop and manage drug-testing policies and practices in light of the current legal landscape
- Outline what to do if an employee tests positive for marijuana usage
- Describe the role of fitness-for-duty evaluations, and ensure best practices for workplace safety
Miranda Watkins is an attorney in Fisher Phillips’ San Diego office. She represents employers in a range of industries in all areas of labor and employment law. She litigates cases on variety of issues, including disability discrimination claims, leaves of absences, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, and trade secrets. She also regularly speaks on topics including leaves of absences, workplace investigations, recordkeeping, marijuana legalization as it relates to employment law issues, pre-employment issues such as ban the box and salary history bans, and pay equity issues.
CLE Credits (Law)
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Can I still receive Continuing Education Credits if I view the webinar recording instead of the live presentation?
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