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Weapons, Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

March 13, 2014
12:00 PM -  1:00 PM
Webinar (Online)

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Practice Areas: Education, Program Development, Meeting Planning

Career Level: Entry, mid - senior-level professionals

Fee: $25.00

CAE Domain and Credit Hours: 3 - Administration; 1 hour

Other: This is an online webinar.

Weapons, Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

In July, Illinois became the last state to pass a concealed carry law. The law has broad ramifications for employers.

Think about the following situations:

  • Is concealed carry permitted in the workplace? Does it apply to all workplaces or are there exceptions? Under what circumstances can an employer prohibit it?
  • Does the law affect any employment policies that should be updated? Many employers reference weapons in their misconduct, security and workplace violence policies, to name a few.

In addition, the new medical marijuana law has significant implications for employers. We will cover the basics of the new law and explore how it affects your organization’s substance abuse policy and human resource practices including hiring, discipline and the firing of employees for marijuana use.

After attending this session, you’ll be able to:

  • Have a basic familiarity with both laws;
  • Address employers’ rights, requirements and concerns about both laws and plan for firearm and marijuana situations that may arise in your workplace;
  • Prepare for policy changes, training supervisors and dealing with employees; and
  • Discuss whether other laws such as Title VII, FMLA and/or ADA have any applicability when considering action under either of these laws.

About the presenter:

Kelly Hayden

Kelly is director of employment law services/general counsel for the Management Association. In her role, Kelly provides representation to employers before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Illinois Department of Labor and other state and federal agencies. She also assists employers with hiring, discipline and termination procedures; preparation of release and severance agreements, employment contracts, executive agreements and vendor agreements; and the drafting and reviewing of employment policies and employee handbooks. In addition, Kelly provides employment law compliance training for managers, supervisors, and HR professionals covering many topics including harassment, discipline and discharge, the FMLA, ADA, drug and alcohol testing, and union free/union contract administration issues.

Kelly is a member of the American Bar Association and its Section on Labor and Employment Law. For more than nine years, Kelly has served as a fire commissioner for the Village of Frankfort Fire Protection District.

Connect with Kelly before the program via LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kelly-hayden/87/5a6/65a or email khayden@hrsource.org.


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