Medical Marijuana and the Impact on your Workplace

Duration: 60 Minutes
Changing state laws have resulted in marijuana use being decriminalized, approved for medical use, and outright legalized. Of course marijuana use remains illegal under federal law. These conflicting changes have led to direct legal claims against employers, as well as challenges under unemployment, workers' compensation and safety programs.
Medical Marijuana
Product ID: 501928
Objectives of the Presentation
  • Is a drug free workplace policy viable and enforceable in states with legalized medical marijuana legislation?
  • How do you avoid discriminatory practices and claims when it comes to medicinal marijuana?
  • How and when can employers screen for impairment on the job?
  • What liability exists if an employee is injured or injures another on the job, while under treatment with medicinal marijuana?
  • What involvement does a union have with medical marijuana?
  • How are OSHA safety programs and injury and illness recordkeeping affected?
Why Should you Attend
In this presentation you will learn about all of these developments and some practical advice for dealing with the challenges presented.

Areas Covered
  • Drug Testing
  • Discrimination Claims
  • Drug Free Workplace Policies
  • Workplace Accommodations
  • Safety Programs
  • Union Involvement
Who will Benefit
This presentation will be helpful for human resources professionals and attorneys representing both employers and employees' as they are all increasingly called upon to address these issues.

Topic Background
New legislation in 24 jurisdictions legalizes the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In five jurisdictions, marijuana is legal for purely recreational use. Other jurisdictions are considering similar laws. Because they are so new, most of these laws have not been tested in court and there are no decisions providing guidance to employers.
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Instructor Profile:
Ben Huggett focuses his practice on representing clients in occupational safety and health compliance and litigation, and traditional labor matters. His safety and health practice includes safety and health program development, auditing, training, advice, and representation of clients in OSHA investigations and inspections in both routine matters and when fatalities and catastrophes occur. Over the last 18 years he has regularly appeared before the OSHA Review Commission to litigate and negotiate settlement of citations and penalties. He serves as national OSHA counsel for a number of publicly traded and privately held companies. Ben also represents employers in labor and employment matters, negotiating contracts, advising on policy implementation, conducting arbitrations, and defending unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board and litigation claims in state and federal courts.
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