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    Ask the Lawyer - Managing Legal Marijuana

    Date: September 12, 2019, 7:30am
    Opportunity Village/Kitty Rodman Bldg - Park & enter at N.E. corner
    6050 S. Buffalo Dr.
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89113
    $25 Member | $35 Non Member
    Event Type:
    Southern Nevada SHRM Event (SNVSHRM)
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    Recent passage of AB132 prohibiting drug testing for applicants for most positions warrant a revisit to all policies and procedures used by HR to manage Legal Marijuana in a state like Nevada where marijuana is legal for both recreational and medicinal use while its use remains illegal under federal law and for organizations covered by the Federal Drug Free Workplace Act. This program lists the Do’s and Don’ts for HR practitioners who must comply with sometimes conflicting regulations.

    Participants will Learn:

    • What does AB132 require
    • How should HR manage employees who partake in recreational marijuana
    • How should HR manage employees who must use medicinal marijuana
    • How do collective bargaining agreement provisions effect HR’s policies and practices regarding legal marijuana
    • How does the Federal Drug Free Workplace affect your situation
    • How to draft your marijuana policies and procedures
    • How to tell if your employees are under the influence of alcohol or marijuana
    • Are employees who use legal medical marijuana subject to discipline for being under the influence?
    • Are employers required by state Workers Compensation law to provide marijuana for employees who have medical marijuana cards?

    About the Presenter

    Holly E. Walker is an associate in Fisher & Phillip’s Las Vegas office. Her practice focuses on representing employers in federal and state courts and in all stages of employment litigation. She also regularly advises employers regarding employee handbooks, policies and procedures.

    Holly received her bachelor of arts from the University of Nevada, and her J.D. from the University of Nevada’s William S. Boyd School of Law. Prior to joining Fisher Phillips, Holly completed a judicial clerkship at the Supreme Court of Nevada. Her experience with the intricacies of the court system is extensive, as she was the first person in Nevada history to serve as a judicial law clerk for all three levels of the state judiciary.