What Employers Must Know About Marijuana in the Workplace: Navigating Marijuana Legalization, Drug Use and Drug Testing Issues (EDUO77C)

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Event Details
  • Pre-recorded Webinar
  • 60 minutes
  • Tue, October 17, 2017
Event Description

Addressing the Use of Medical Marijuana on Campus and Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls

As more states legalize medical marijuana, colleges and universities are stuck in the complex situation of complying with both state law, which permits the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and federal law, which still prohibits it. This issue needs to be addressed with respect to both students and employees.

Join this session by expert speaker Timothy E. Gilsbach, Esq. who will review the issues that colleges and universities have to address when it comes to the use of medical marijuana on campus and the best means of avoiding potential legal pitfalls. Timothy will discuss the policies that colleges must and should have in place in this area both in terms of student and employment issues. He will discuss a list of potential pitfalls under federal law that this issue may raise. You will get a checklist of questions that colleges and employers should be using to address this issue when it comes up.

Session Highlights

  • Learn what colleges can and should do to address student requests for the use of medical marijuana on campus and in school facilities
  • Learn what colleges should do with respect to employees requesting the use of medical marijuana
  • Understand what colleges as an employer cannot do with respect to employees who use medical marijuana outside of work
  • Understand the impact of medical marijuana still being illegal under federal law
  • Learn whether federal law is going to change anytime soon
  • Learn under what circumstances an college/ institute/ school management may discipline an employee, students that appears impaired, even if the impairment is because of medical marijuana for a verified disability
  • Learn about drug and other medical testing
  • Obtain knowledge about when and how to legally conduct drug screenings/testing
  • Learn to navigate the landscape of conflicting laws about marijuana and other substances

Who Should Attend

  • Deans of faculty
  • Deans of student affairs
  • Public relation officers
  • HR directors
  • Coordinators of disability services
  • Coordinators of medical services

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About Our Speaker(s)

Jennifer Raphael Komsky
Jennifer Raphael Komsky earned her B.S. in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned her J.D. degree in 1997 at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.  She was admitted to the State Bar in 1997. Current memberships include the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County B... More info


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