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Weeding Through the Law: Marijuana in the Workplace

  • Foxtail Golf Club 100 Golf Course Drive Rohnert Park, CA, 94928 United States (map)

As HR professionals know, finding suitable employees in these competitive times is problematic enough without having to reject prospective applicants and enforce a zero tolerance policy on existing employees. But come 2018, with the legalization of recreational marijuana, California employers will be confronted with yet another obstacle to addressing the impact of “behavior-altering” substances in the workplace as a result of legal use.

This presentation is designed not to re”hash” the intricacies and dilemmas presented by the new marijuana law, but instead to identify the practicalities and pitfalls within the law, using existing legal requirements to give HR professionals and managers additional tools to create and implement a policy that they can live with.  Topics to be covered include: the components of a "greater than zero" tolerance policy; avoiding the pitfalls of flexible enforcement of drug testing and use policies; handling employees suspected of being under the influence while at work; issues that arise when there has been an accident because of substance use; and the interplay of a substance abuse policy with worker's compensation and disability accommodation. 

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Earlier Event: December 7
PASCO's 60th Anniversary