Medical Marijuana in the Workplace (T6060)
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Thursday, June 13, 2019 / 10:30 am-Noon EDT
The price for the webinar is $225 per phone line.
Janette Frisch, JD
Founder and Principal, Law Office of Janette Levey Frisch and The EmpLAWyerologist Firm
Most recent laws legalizing marijuana use have been focused on removing criminal penalties for users, and do not fully address workplace issues posed by medical marijuana. Some state laws explicitly prohibit employers from discriminating against employees because of their status of medical marijuana cardholders. Some may only addresses the impact of a positive drug test for a limited set of job duties, such as public utility workers. Other state laws explicitly indicate that employers need not accommodate marijuana use in the workplace, but are silent on off-duty medical use. A few states explicitly protect employees who test positive for marijuana use and have medical authorization. These provisions place employers in a difficult position by requiring them to look past a positive drug test unless they can show that an employee is impaired due to marijuana use during work hours. Since urine-based drug tests do not actually measure impairment, and there is currently very little guidance from courts in those states, employers are left wondering how they are supposed to meet such a standard.
What if you are an employer with a “zero tolerance” drug use policy? Must you now do away with it? Do you have to hire someone who tests positive for marijuana? Can you terminate an employee who does? This webinar will address those and other questions regarding medical marijuana at work.
Continuing Education Credits:
Georgia Hospital Association is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Approved for 1.5 Contact Hours
The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Georgia Hospital Association Research & Education Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
If you are registering from an out-of-state hospital association, please contact Bess Zappa at 770-249-4542.