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Medical Marijuana's Impact On The Workplace: Guidance For Employers Dealing With The Haze Of Weed Laws

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Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws dealing with medical marijuana. The laws vary from state to state and offer differing levels of protections to users of medical marijuana.

Based on the recent trends of legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Washington, the likelihood that employers will be forced to deal with employees using medical marijuana and/or recreational marijuana is on the rise.

Such use raises many potential employment concerns such as the potential impact on drug testing policies, whether employers need to accommodate medical marijuana use and whether employers can or should discipline employees for use of medical marijuana.

This webinar helps the persons responsible for dealing with these employment concerns understand the varying state law requirements and the true impact of medical marijuana in the workplace. While medical marijuana adds one more potential headache for employers, this live webinar will provide employers with effective strategies for dealing with the haze caused by medical marijuana.

Agenda

State Laws Dealing With Medical Marijuana and Case Law Interpretations of Same
  • Variations Among State Laws That Permit Medical Marijuana
  • Guidance From Courts Regarding Medical Marijuana Laws
  • Conflict Between State Law and Federal Law Regarding Medical Marijuana
Drug Testing and Implications of Positive Tests
  • Do Employers Need to Change Their Drug Testing Policies Regarding Marijuana?
  • What Does It Mean to Be Under the Influence of Marijuana
Duty to Accommodate Under the ADA
  • Do Employers Have to Accommodate Marijuana Use at Work?
  • Continued Need to Accommodate the Underlying Disability
Disciplining Employees for Medical Marijuana Use
  • Importance of Having Clear and Enforced Policies
  • Off-Duty vs. on the Job Conduct
  • Impact of Safety Considerations on Discipline Decisions
FACULTY

Michael W. Groebe
  • Senior counsel and employment attorney with Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice, the Automotive Industry Team, and the Trade Secret/Non-Compete Specialty Practice
  • Was selected for inclusion in the 2011 and 2013 Michigan Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® editions
  • Frequent presenter and writer regarding the topic of medical marijuana’s impact on employers as well as many other employment related topics including noncompetes, trade secrets and the Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
  • An active member of the Oakland County Bar Association, a Fellow of the Oakland County Bar Foundation, a member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association (DMBA) and a barrister for the DMBA Inn of Court
  • J.D. degree, University of Michigan; B.A. degree in political science, with high distinction, University of Michigan
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