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California’s New Marijuana Law: Impact on Employers

While medical marijuana has been legal in California for 20 years, employers face a whole new set of challenges with the advent of legal recreational marijuana. With the passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016, California became the most populous state to legalize recreational use of marijuana. Now that it is legal, what can employers do to regulate on-duty and off-duty use of marijuana by their employees?

This webinar tackles the evolving legal and scientific challenges related to drug testing, policies for on- and off-duty marijuana use, medical vs. recreational use, employees in jobs that impact public health and safety, safeguards for policies that treat marijuana like prescription opiates, accommodation requirements and chronic medical conditions, and other issues. Through a detailed overview of the existing law and presentation of various alternatives for policy-making, this webinar will help employers to understand and avoid potential legal pitfalls, develop practical workplace solutions that take into account the realities of the labor market, and implement compliance strategies to mitigate legal risks.