Employer's Duties and Responsibilities Regarding Marijuana Use

Friday, May 05, 2017 at 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Fremont, CA

Event Details

Marijuana has been legalized in 28 states and the District of Columbia either for medicinal purposes or recreational use. What does this mean for employers? Employers should be aware that marijuana has a variety of impairment effects, including reduced reaction times, irritability, loss of focus, lethargy, disengagement with reality and poor decision making. Through this webinar, the challenges of cannabis in the workplace and the potential impact it will have on employers and employees will be discussed. Employers will be educated on the effects of marijuana on one's duty to perform safety sensitive roles and the legal do's and don'ts of marijuana in the workplace, including the implementation of testing programs; the legal accommodation of medical marijuana in the workplace and best practices for the implementation of workplace drug policies and programs.

Objectives Of The Presentation
The key learning objective is to clarify the difference between federal and state laws related to marijuana and cannabis use in the workplace.
  • Understanding Current Laws
  • Knowing how Cannabis Affects Employees
  • Understanding How Cannabis Use Affects Employers In Terms of Costs, Productivity and Safety
  • Knowing and Understanding an Employer's Duties and Responsibilities Regarding Marijuana Use
  • Crafting Balanced and Effective Policies
  • Issues Related To Drug Testing
Why Should you Attend
Sixty-eight percent of Americans live in states that have reformed their marijuana laws by allowing medical marijuana, imposing a fine - not possible jail time - on marijuana possession, or making marijuana legally available and regulated for adults' use.

With polls showing that a majority of Americans support making marijuana use legal, and with 86% support for allowing medical marijuana, lawmakers are increasingly realizing the public supports marijuana policy reforms. Bills have been filed in 33 states to rethink failed marijuana policies.

Attend the session to know:
  • Can employers prohibit marijuana use during work hours?
  • Can employers prohibit marijuana use even with a medical prescription?
  • Can employers continue to test for marijuana?
  • How does the law affect CDL holders?
  • Can employers continue to test for marijuana?
  • What about off-duty marijuana consumption?
  • Can I still be drug tested now that marijuana is legal?
Areas Covered
  • The impact of marijuana on workplace safety
  • What is CANNABIS?
  • Medical 'Indications' for marijuana
  • What are safety sensitive jobs?
  • Best practices for alcohol and drug testing in the workplace
  • Balancing legalities of workplace safety versus medical needs
  • Legal considerations for alcohol and drug policies/programs
Who will Benefit
  • Business Owners
  • Department Supervisors & Managers
  • Human Resource Personnel
  • Health & Safety Personnel
Generally every workplace and in particular workplaces that are regulated by the federal government which include companies that have federal contracts and employers that receive federal grants or other federally based stipends such as schools and universities.

For Registration

Note: Use Promo code WE3PL and get 10% off on registration (Valid till MAY 31st 2017)

Organization Details

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38780 Tyson Lane, Apt 210
Fremont, CA 94536

Starts May 05, 2017 at 10:00AM - 1:00PM

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Contact Information

Organization: Online Compliance Panel LLC

Event Contact: OCP Panel

Phone: 15108575896