The prior version of the law did not impose any obligations on employers, expressly stating that employers were not required to accommodate medical use of marijuana in the workplace. You’ll learn what is specifically required in the accommodation process including the intersection of disability accommodation and medical marijuana use. The program will also cover what “adverse employment action” means and how to protect the company from wrongful discharge claims while ensuring all employment decisions are legitimate and non-discriminatory. The program will also provide guidance and framework for employers who conduct workplace drug testing in light of the new law and changes that needs to be made to employer policies.
About the Presenter: Employment Attorney, Emily J. Bordens, Bressler Amery Ross P.C.: Emily Bordens' practice concentrates exclusively in labor and employment law in New Jersey and New York. She represents employers in labor and employment matters under state and federal law, including, without limitation, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, disability, family medical leave, employment contract disputes, non-competition and trade secret protection, Title VII, wrongful termination, and whistleblower claims. Emily has successfully represented employers in employment and labor litigation, probable cause investigations and hearing in state and federal court, before th National Labor Relations Board, and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York Division of human Rights and New Jersey Civil Rights Division. Formerly a Human Resources professional, Emily regularly counsels employers on all aspects of employment law to help ensure employment law compliance and avoid costly litigation. Emily conducts investigations for employers into harassment, discrimination and whistleblower claims, and regularly trains supervisors and employees on labor and employment matters.
Registration ($5 in advance, $10 at the door) includes continental breakfast and coffee courtesy of Java Joes.
Business Beyond Basics provides continuing education programs that bring businesses and the community together to network, learn, and advance. Produced jointly by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Roxbury Public Library.