Until recently, the law with respect to marijuana use and employment was relatively simple. Now, even though the Federal Government continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule I drug, 33 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation legalizing marijuana use for either medical or recreational purposes, or both, with more state legislation in the works. And another 15 states permit the use of Low THC marijuana derivative products for medicinal use. These changes have created a number of vexing questions for employers, unions and employees concerning employer and individual rights and responsibilities.
Join us for invaluable practice tips from our panel of esteemed advocates and arbitrators who will discuss many of the emerging issues practitioners are navigating including, but not limited to, the impact of recent legislative changes on drug free workplace policies for federal contractors and others (new hire screening, employee drug testing, zero tolerance policies) and the application of “just cause” in arbitrations involving legal marijuana use (burden of proof, impairment, disparate treatment).
Wynter D. Allen, Alden Law Group, representing Unions/Employees Nancy N. Delogu, Littler Mendelson, representing Management/Employers Arbitrator Richard Fincher, NAA/Workplace Resolutions, LLC Arbitrator Alan Symonette, NAA/Symonette ADR Services, Inc
MCLE Information: The ABA will seek 1.50 CLE general credit hours in 60-minute-hour states, and 1.80 general credit hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.