• HRA Dinner Meeting- Impact of Legalization of Marijuana in the Workplace

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    Name: HRA Dinner Meeting- Impact of Legalization of Marijuana in the Workplace
    Date: January 18, 2018
    Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
    Event Description:
    Impact of Legalization of Marijuana in the Workplace Speaker: Katharine T. Batista, Esq. (PDF) *Can My Employees Smoke Legalized Marijuana on a Work Break? *Overview of Existing Marijuana Legislation *Overview of Existing Marijuana Legislation *When to Drug Test Over the last decade or so, conventional attitudes about marijuana have begun to change. Starting with the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes, several states—such as Colorado, Washington, and Oregon—have recently passed legislation licensing the full-blown sale of cannabis for recreational use. National polls frequently indicate that people in most, if not all, states support similar measures. These trends signal a meaningful shift in our country’s attitudes and policy toward psychoactive drugs. Soon, marijuana may be as prevalent as alcohol or tobacco. Of course, that does not mean employers must or should condone marijuana use in the workplace. There are myriad national and state laws that tend to confuse employers about what rights they have to maintain a safe workplace and sober workforce. Almost half of the states in the U.S. now have some form of legislation sanctioning marijuana use or possession: These laws appear to clash with the federal statute, which still classifies marijuana a Schedule I substance under the Controlled Substances Act. The government considers Schedule I substances dangerous drugs “with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” Distributing a Schedule I drug such as marijuana is a federal offense, although federal enforcement remains inconsistent. Let’s take a look at some of the drug’s detrimental effects, along with the various times drug testing can benefit your workplace. Why should employers care whether their employees are under the influence? register at: https://hrasnj.shrm.org/events/2018/01/impact-legalization-marijuana-workplace Certification credit: This program is approved for 1.25 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit. Approved for 1.25 PDC's
    Location:
    The Greenview Inn at Eastlyn Golf Course 4049 Italia Avenue, Vineland. (phone) 691-5558 http://eastlyngolf.com/contact.php.
    Date/Time Information:
    January 18, 2018, 5:30pm – 8:30pm
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    Prior to deadline-5 pm Tues 1/16: HRA member $35.00 non member $45.00
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