Employment Law: Marijuana, Drug Testing, and Other Conflicting Laws Webinar

After 100 years of being illegal everywhere as a Federally-controlled substance, now some form of marijuana or hemp is legal almost everywhere. Only four states have not enacted laws allowing some form of cannabis, marijuana, THC, hemp, CBD. Even the Federal government has exempted certain medical uses of CBD from the Controlled Substance list.

State laws range from limited prescription use of CBD oils for specific medical conditions, to full-out recreational use. Some states or cities have passed laws prohibiting employers from testing for marijuana or from disciplining or discharging those who use and/or test positive.

In 2020 more states legalized recreational use. Cross a state line and the rules change greatly. For Human Resources, knowing the law in your location may not be enough. Do you have branches in other states? Are you close to a line, and have employees commute from a recreational use state? Can your policy prohibit them from using a ‘€œlegal product’€ at home? And, the law in your state may change ‘€“ at any time, in this rapidly developing area.

Other laws further complicate the situation. The ADA reasonable accommodation; privacy laws; Federal Contractor’€™s Drug-Free Workplace Act applies if you have a Federal contract (or are a sub-contractor), D.O.T. Transportation Testing Rules and more, come into play in employee use situations. Some of these seem to trap you in conflicting requirements.

Covered Topics

  • What is marijuana? What is not? Not all cannabinoids are the same.
  • The basic state models. From zero-tolerance to open use.
  • Not all recreational use states are the same ‘€“ differing standards for employer actions.
  • Some rules you can apply everywhere. Regardless of the state law.
  • Understand the additional impact of other laws (ADA, FMLA, etc.)
  • Learn about the do’s and don’ts of testing
  • Learn the elements of a “proper” multi-state policy for marijuana

Who Should Attend?

Human Resources Managers, Safety & Security personnel, Branch Managers, Executives, Supervisors.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.

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Bob Gregg
Bob Gregg

Bob Gregg, Boardman & Clark Law Firm in Madison, Wisconsin, has been involved in employment relations for more than 30 years. He litigates employment cases, representing employers in employment contra... read more.

Course TitleCreditsStart DateStart TimeDelivery TypeDelivery OptionInstructor / LocationPrice
Employment Law: Marijuana, Drug Testing0.25 Any AnyWebinarCD-ROM Video Recording Bob Gregg$345.00 Register Now
Employment Law: Marijuana, Drug Testing0.25 Any AnyWebinarSix Month On-Demand Recording Bob Gregg$295.00 Register Now
Delivery Options

INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF ONDEMAND PLAYBACK! With this option, you will participate in the webinar (via the internet) as it is being presented. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time. And don’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!

With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. The weblink will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for up to six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.

If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. With this option, you will receive a download of the PowerPoint slides and a CD-ROM Recording (featuring PowerPoint presentation with audio) of the webinar via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.

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