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Third Thursday--C&M's January Labor & Employment Update-Marijuana Legalization - Its Impact on Employer Drug and Alcohol Programs

January 22, 2015 • Webinar

Starts: 12:00 PM (EST)
Ends: 1:00 PM (EST)

Please join us for the next edition of Third Thursday – Crowell & Moring’s Labor and Employment Update, a webinar series dedicated to helping our clients stay on top of developing law and emerging compliance issues.

America is in the middle of a cultural revolution regarding the use of marijuana. Twenty-three states, plus the District of Columbia, have passed laws that authorize various types of use of marijuana for medical purposes. In November, voters in Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia joined Colorado and Washington in approving laws allowing recreational use. And there are several states that have laws prohibiting organizations from discriminating against workers solely based on their status as medical marijuana patients. Yet possession and use of marijuana remain federal crimes. These developments present many employers with a dilemma as to how to manage drug and alcohol policies. Litigation pending in several jurisdictions raises questions as to whether employers may continue to ban the use of marijuana by employees and applicants, including cases arising under various state “lawful conduct” statutes.

Panelists on this month’s program will lead a discussion of the legal and practical issues facing employers seeking to maintain effective and enforceable drug & alcohol policies in response to these developments.

This webinar is scheduled for the fourth Thursday of January, Thursday, January 22 at 12:00 pm EST. We hope that you can join us and participate in a lively discussion of these issues.

Please click here to listen to a recording of the webinar. Please click here for a copy of the presentation.

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