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Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized the use of marijuana, yet the drug remains classified as a Schedule I illegal substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This dichotomy has left employers with many questions about how to safeguard their workplace and enforce drug-free policies without running afoul of applicable laws.
Join Nathaniel Glasser and Valerie Butera of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. for a session discussing the effect of state legalization laws on drug testing, drug-free workplace policies, and the discipline and accommodation of marijuana users. After viewing the program, attendees will be prepared for the impact of these laws on workplace policies and will receive effective strategies for dealing with the changing landscape.
I. Understand the various protections provided by state legalization laws, including decriminalization, nondiscrimination, and accommodation
II. Identify current federal enforcement priorities under the Controlled Substances Act
III. Discuss the effect of state legalization laws on drug-free workplace policies
IV. Explore whether employers must accommodate an employee’s use of medical marijuana
V. Know how to respond to increasing numbers of pre-employment and on-the-job positive test results for marijuana
VI. Recognize elevated hazards presented by marijuana use by employees required to operate motor vehicles
VII. Address OSHA’s recommendations for dealing with employees who use marijuana
VIII. Propose strategies for dealing with inherent conflicts in state and federal law
NATHANIEL M. GLASSER is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green. His practice focuses on the representation of employers in employee relations and human resources compliance, as well as litigating claims of harassment, discrimination, whistleblowing, and wage-hour violations.
Mr. Glasser’s experience includes:
VALERIE BUTERA is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the Washington, DC, office of Epstein Becker Green, where she focuses on OSHA and other workplace safety and health issues. She represents clients from numerous industries, including health care and life sciences, financial services, hospitality, retail, and technology, among others. She is OSHA 30 certified and has substantial training and experience in process safety management (PSM).
Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Ms. Butera was an OSHA attorney at a national law firm. Previously, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable William D. Quarles, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. During law school, she spent her summers clerking for the Privacy Rights & Protection Staff of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, where she played a critical role in bringing Medicare into compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule, and the Office of Chief Counsel for the Internal Revenue Service, where she focused on tax controversy litigation.
As a law student, Ms. Butera completed the University of Maryland School of Law concentration in Health Law and was the Senior Survey Editor of the American Bar Association’s Business Section journal entitled The Business Lawyer.
Very informative and helpful
The presenters were clearly knowledgeable about the subject matter.
Great primer course.
It was a different perspective,,
interesting topic and presentation
I love the conversational presentation style between two knowledgeable professionals.