Drugs and the Workplace: Medicinal Marijuana & Other Considerations


CLE Credits earned: 1 GEN

This program highlights some of the key issues that employers face regarding employee drug use and testing. As society’s views of drug use have rapidly evolved, employers must keep pace to ensure they have compliant policies addressing hot button subjects such as medicinal marijuana usage and opioid abuse. This presentation will discuss how employee legal and illegal drug use interacts with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal laws in a variety of areas including reasonable accommodations, disability discrimination, drug testing, and workplace drug policies.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Reasonable accommodation of an employee’s legal and illegal drug use
•   Drug testing and the workplace
•   Drafting clear and enforceable drug policies

Date / Time: July 11, 2018

•   2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: June 15, 2018

Jack Blum, Esq. is a member of the Labor & Employment Law and Commercial Litigation groups at Paley Rothman in Bethesda, Maryland. In the area of Labor & Employment Law, Jack advises employers regarding their workforce obligations under state and federal law and assists employers in navigating problematic personnel issues and crafting effective workforce policies that will achieve the client’s core objective while complying with applicable laws. Jack also represents employers in lawsuits implicating a wide spectrum of labor and employment law issues, including discrimination and harassment, wage and hour issues, independent contractor classification, trade secret misappropriation, and the enforcement of covenants not to compete. Jack is a member of the Governing Board of the FBA’s Labor & Employment Law Section.

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Section I. The Status of Marijuana Under Federal and State Laws

Section II. ADA Treatment of Illegal Drug Use and Addiction

Section III. ADA Reasonable Accommodation Obligations for Marijuana and Other Illegal Drugs

Section IV. State Law Treatment of Medicinal Marijuana Usage

Section V. Limits on Any Duty to Reasonably Accommodate Marijuana Usage

Section VI. ADA Treatment of Prescription Drugs

Section VII. ADA Treatment of Alcoholism

Section VIII. Drug Testing Under the ADA

Section IX. State Law Regulation of Drug Testing

Section X. Drug Related Personnel Policies