With recent changes to state laws now permitting recreational and medical marijuana use, marijuana in the workplace can be a hazy issue for employers and human resource professionals.
That is why Workforce Connections Business Engagement Specialist Team (B.E.S.T.) is holding a special Business Engagement Panel discussion featuring nationally recognized and local experts on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Workforce Connections, 6330 W. Charleston Blvd., Suite 150, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146.
Employers can register at no cost at www.nvworkforceconnections.org/registernow.
Among questions to be discussed:
▪ Is an employer required to accommodate the use of medical marijuana?
▪ Must an employer forgive an employee's recreational use of marijuana over the weekend?
▪ What if the employee is a truck driver? An elementary school teacher?
▪ What if the employee fails a drug test?
Featured panelists are Andrew Freeman, co-founder, and partner of Freedman & Koski, Inc. Known as Colorado’s Marijuana Czar, Freeman was appointed the state’s first Director of Marijuana Coordination by the Governor. He has been featured by 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, The New York Time, The Wall Street Journal and dozens of other national and international news outlets.
Carmen Jones, M.D. is a practicing physician for 26 years who has been involved in the medical marijuana industry since 2011. Jones is a medicinal cannabis patient advocate and was appointed by the Clark County Commission to the Green Ribbon Advisory Panel that focuses on protocols for delivery of marijuana products to customers and emerging issues with respect to public consumption.
Christian Gabroy, Esq. is the managing member of Gabroy Law Offices in Henderson, Nevada. During his career, he has personally litigated more than one hundred civil cases involving personal injury, employment discrimination, wrongful termination and unlawful employment practices.
Dr. Wendi Hawk is the Chief Academic Officer of Nevada State High School (NSHS), a public charter school that provides 11th and 12th-grade students with an early college experience. Dr. Hawk’s responsibilities involve academics, curriculum, activities, assessment, and accountability of the NSHS system. Nevada State High School has received 5-star designations from the State of Nevada and has been recognized nationally for outstanding student achievement.
Employers with questions regarding the panel can email Celia Rouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Workforce Connections: Workforce Connections’ mission is to connect employers to a ready workforce. The passing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) provides an opportunity for reforms to ensure the One-Stop Delivery System (also known as the American Job Center System) is job-driven, responding to the needs of employers and preparing workers for jobs that are available now and in the future. For more information, visit: www.nvworkforceconnections.org.
About the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): On July 22, 2014, President Barak Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The new law is designed to improve and streamline access to federally funded employment, education, training and support services. Congress passed the law by a wide bipartisan majority. It is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system. http://www.doleta.gov/wioa/