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Dealing with Opioids and Marijuana in the Workplace: Strategies for Drug Testing, Managing Leave and Accommodations, and Limiting Liability - On-Demand

Dealing with Opioids & Marijuana in the Workplace: Strategies for Drug Testing, Managing Accommodations, & Limiting Liability - On-Demand

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Dealing with Opioids & Marijuana in the Workplace: Strategies for Drug Testing, Managing Accommodations, & Limiting Liability - On-Demand

Webinar now available On-Demand.


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn legal strategies for developing, implementing, and evaluating your drug-use policy to better manage the impact of the opioid epidemic and the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in your workplace.


 

The growing use of opioids and marijuana results in unique challenges for both safety andHR managers: addiction and its associated side effects, the appropriateness of providing reasonable accommodations, and the duty to maintain a drug-free workplace.

Although marijuana remains an illegal controlled substance under federal law, many states have de-criminalized recreational usage, and medical marijuana is also permitted in some states. Currently, recreational marijuana usage is legal in nine states without a doctor’s note for adults over the age of 21, and medical marijuana usage is legal in 30 states.

Changes in the laws on marijuana use, the public health crisis around opioid use and misuse, along with reports showing that drug use by employees has increased in recent years after several years of decline, have put these issues on the “front burner” for employers.

Use this popular on-demand webinar with Attorney Gary Visscher who will address these issues, and more, to give you a comprehensive look at how to handle opioids and marijuana in the workplace. He will explain practical—and legal—steps you must take to manage the impact of the opioid epidemic and the growing legalization of medical and recreational marijuana.

You’ll learn:

  • How changes to marijuana laws may affect workplace substance abuse programs
  • What companies should consider in crafting policies to address opioid use
  • Post-accident drug-testing compliance tips
  • How workplace safety laws may affect substance abuse programs 
  • How recent court decisions requiring employers to accommodate legal use of opioids and marijuana impact your legal obligations under FMLA, the ADA, HIPAA, and other federal laws
  • And more!

 

About Your Presenter

Gary Visscher

Gary Visscher, Esq.
Of Counsel
Law Office of Adele Abrams P.C.

Gary Visscher is an attorney with extensive experience in government and in labor/employment and health and safety law and policy. Since December 2009, Mr. Visscher has been Of Counsel for the Law Office of Adele Abrams, P.C., a Maryland-based law practice with a focus on labor and employment law and a national practice in workplace safety (OSHA and MSHA) compliance, regulation and enforcement. He also teaches courses in Environmental and Occupational Health Policy at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

Prior to entering into private law practice, he served in several senior level, health and safety-related positions in the federal government, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of OSHA and appointments to the U.S. Chemical Safety Board and the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. He also served as workplace policy counsel for the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1989 to1999 and as Vice President of Employee Relations for the American Iron and Steel Institute. 

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