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Drugs in the Workplace & Changing Marijuana Laws: Working Through the Haze
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What does the increasing legalization of marijuana mean for your workplace and / or drug testing policies? Do you need to accommodate an employee’s use or possession of medical marijuana? What steps should you take to address employees with suspected substance abuse issues? This presentation provides employers with real world advice regarding the use and abuse of drugs in the workplace.

8/15/2019
When: 8/15/19
3:00 PM
Where: Kansas Leadership Center
325 E. Douglas Ave.
Wichita, Kansas  67202
United States
Contact: Cheryl Childers


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Melody L. Rayl Partner, Fisher & Phillips LLP

 

Program:

What does the increasing legalization of marijuana mean for your workplace and / or drug testing policies? Do you need to accommodate an employee’s use or possession of medical marijuana? What steps should you take to address employees with suspected substance abuse issues? This presentation provides employers with real world advice regarding the use and abuse of drugs in the workplace. 

 

Learning objectives:

• Understand the changing legal landscape of marijuana laws in Kansas’ neighboring states.

• Review of the ADA and discussion of drug use as a reasonable accommodation.

• Considerations for maintaining an effective and realistic drug free workplace policy.

 

About the speaker: Melody Rayl is an attorney in the Kansas City office of national Labor & Employment litigation firm Fisher Phillips. Her practice focuses on all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. Melody has defended employers in all types of discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits in both state and federal courts. She also frequently provides management training to her business clients on a variety of employment related topics and regularly counsels businesses through difficult situations with an eye to preventing lawsuits before they occur. Prior to beginning her law practice, Melody spent 20 years in law enforcement and six years on active duty as an Intelligence Analyst in the U.S. Army. 

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