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Presenters: Nelva Smith & Vanessa Towarnicky, Septoe & Johnson PLLC
Today, many states now allow for medical marijuana use and even some states allow recreational marijuana use; however, OSHA has not revised its requirements to employers to provide a safe workplace for its employees. How does an employer tackle OSHA’s standard under the General Duty Clause and the states allowing freedom to individuals for medical and recreational marijuana use? How do employers reduce their risk? In like sense, what does the Americans with Disabilities Act say about medical marijuana use in the workplace and an employer’s obligation to accommodate that use by its employees?
With the new landscape of marijuana use it is now more important than ever to have policies and procedures in place to handle situations with employee marijuana use. Also covered will be some useful tips on what to consider in policies and procedures.
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