Electronic Cigarettes And “No Hire Smoker” Policies
It is amazing how many HR issues can be created by smoking. The FDA has recently announced that it will be issuing new regulations on electronic cigarettes. What will these regulations mean for you in HR and your workplace? Should you include these e-cigarettes in your no-smoking policy? Are you legally obligated to include e-cigarettes in your no smoking policy? What about if your organization decides that it wants to refuse to hire smokers. Can you do this? Is it legal? What are the policy considerations?
Join us as legal expert, Melissa Fleischer, Esq. provides the answers to these questions and more.
By attending, you and your team will learn:
• What are electronic cigarettes
• Whether you should prohibit vaping of e-cigarettes in your workplace
• What should “smoking” policy should – and shouldn’t - include
• Are you allowed to refuse to hire smokers
• Should you include smokers of e-cigarettes in your refusal to hire smokers policy
• Must you provide a reasonable accommodation allowing smokers to work at your organization because they are addicted to nicotine
About Your Speaker:
Melissa Fleischer is the Founder and President of HR Learning Center LLC, a human resources consulting firm specializing in the area of employment law. HR Learning Center LLC provides training seminars and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resource issues.
Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney with over twenty (20) years experience and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. She has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. Ms. Fleischer is a frequent lecturer on a wide range of employment law topics including seminars and workshops on Anti-Harassment Training, FMLA/ADA Training and Workplace Violence Prevention Training.
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