It's Happening! Marijuana in the Arkansas Workplace
It's Happening! Medical Marijuana in the Arkansas Workplace
In this session, Stuart Jackson of Wright Lindsey Jennings will explore the implications of Arkansas’ medical marijuana law in the workplace. Jackson will offer an overview of the current law and what to expect as medical marijuana becomes available, including:
- Protections for “qualifying patients” in the hiring, termination and discipline processes, and how employee protections under the FMLA and ADA might come into play;
- How to determine which jobs have safety-sensitive functions and what to do when a person in that type of job starts using medical marijuana; and
- A to-do list to prepare your workplace, including questions to consider when developing a medical marijuana policy.
Jackson will also explore various scenarios businesses may face involving applicants and employees who are certified for medical marijuana.
This session is geared toward business owners, HR professionals and upper-level management.
About the Presenter:
Stuart Jackson advises employers on compliance with civil rights laws and developing personnel policies (including medical marijuana policies), employment agreements and covenants not to compete. Jackson also defends employers in federal and state court litigation and appeals involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act. He is listed among The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA “ Leaders in Their Field” and Mid-South Super Lawyers, and has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating through Martindale-Hubbell.
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