|Faculty:||Natalie Johnson, Ardra O'Neal|
|Production Date:||May 5 2011|
Sixteen states have recently enacted statutes legalizing the use of medical marijuana. What does this mean for employers and their policies that preclude drug use in in the workplace in adherance to federal criminal statutes? In this course, employment atttorneys Ardra O'Neal and Natalie Johnson address this hot new employment law issue by focusing on whether or not employers need to provide these employees with reasonable accomodations under the American Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act. In addition, the presenters discuss the seminal Supreme Court case Gonzalez v. Raich and its effect on enforcing federal drug laws in the workplace. They also provide important insights into the newest employee medical marijuana state cases from California, Oregon and Michigan, and why the courts have been ruling in favor of employers. Concluding with helpful recommendations on how employers can make reasonable accomodations and create drug testing policies that do not violate an employee's rights under the medical marijuana statutes, this program provides important information for all employment law practitioners.
I. Medical Marijuana Statutes
II. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
III. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
IV. Key cases
VI. Recommendations for Employers
Susan (Temecula, CA)
Patty (Pasadena, CT)
The 2 speakers together did a nice job. Easier to listen to.
Brittin (San Diego, CA)
Even better than I anticipated.
Roger (Fountain Valley, CA)
A new set of "problems" ... calls for a new set of Policies... Good information...
Marilyn (La Mesa, CA)
I thought it was very informative for employers.
Ronald (el cajon, CA)
course was concise to the point, covered the salient points
Lawrence (Elk Grove, CA)
Presenters were very competent and brought a human element to the course
Jordan (Chicago, IL)
The conversational format made for a easy to receive presentation. The speakers were very knowledgeable in their area of law.
Catalina (Bakersfield, CA)
Very relevant and useful information
Burton (Los Angeles, CA)
Excellent. Very articulate and good format.
Zaharit (New York, NY)
Articulate, good presentation.
Craig (Alameda, CA)
Arcane subject. Nice presentation by knowledgeable, articulate presenters. I liked the two person format.
James (Oakland, CA)
Very interesting topic. I liked the conversation approach.
Kanwaljit (San Jose, CA)
I liked the fact there were two speakers. I felt like I was listening to conversation rather than a lecture.
Christine (Chula Vista, CA)
Engaging speakers on an interesting topic.
Michael (Duluth, GA)
Very informative presentation.
Donald (CHAMPAIGN, IL)
Well done - interesting and informative.