Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana

Program Number: 2880

Program Date: 11/27/2018

Description

Though cannabis is illegal under federal law, at least 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical use and nine states, as well as D.C., have legalized it for recreational use—a dichotomy that presents a unique and complex challenge for employers. This presentation will provide an overview of federal and state marijuana laws, discuss specific aspects of the employment relationship affected by the legalization of marijuana in certain states, and offer practical guidance for employers on how to navigate this new and developing area of the law.

Topics Covered:
• Hiring, Firing, and Reasonable Accommodations
• Zero Tolerance Policies
• Drug Testing
• Federal Contractors, Federal Grantees, and Transportation Industry

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, New York - BOTH New and Experienced Attorneys, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50-minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60-minute credit hour

State Program Numbers

Credit Eligible for BOTH Experienced and New Attorneys in NY

Presenters


Joshua Horn, Esq.

Fox Rothschild LLP

Joshua is co-chair of the Securities Industry practice and co-chair of the Cannabis Law practice.

Joshua represents major financial services companies in matters throughout the country. He also represents financial advisory companies, individual advisors, and counselors in FINRA examinations, enforcement and arbitrations. Joshua has also represented individual brokers on disciplinary matters before FINRA and state securities commissions, and has represented companies and individuals in SEC investigations.

Joshua’s practice also includes the representation of the premier merchant card processing company in various matters, including class actions, throughout the country.

Among other work, Joshua provides representation in the following areas:

Financial services
Trademarks and trade secrets
Professional ethics
Broker/dealer defense
Broker/dealer regulatory
SEC investigations and enforcement
Credit card processing services
Legal malpractice defense
Data security
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Fair Credit Reporting Act
Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Legalized Cannabis*


Joshua understands the needs of businesses in the rapidly expanding and highly regulated market for legalized cannabis. He is part of a multidisciplinary team at Fox that is prepared to provide services and guidance to legal marijuana businesses in the areas of:

Licensing
Shareholder and partnership agreements
Venture capital
Banking and financial services
Taxation
Employee benefits
Trademark
Advertising
Liability
Josh is a sought-after authority on complex cannabis law issues. He has advised Philadelphia City Council on the employment law challenges posed by Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program as a representative of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Medical Marijuana and Hemp Committee.

 

Joseph A. McNelis III, Esq.

Fox Rothschild LLP

Joe focuses his practice on the litigation of labor and employment matters and commercial disputes. He has extensive experience in wage-and-hour actions, as well as wrongful termination litigation and contract disputes. He regularly handles matters in the Pennsylvania state courts and in federal courts throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the Midwest.

Joe is also a member of Fox’s Cannabis Law Practice Group. He regularly writes for "In the Weeds," the firm’s Cannabis Law blog, where he tracks legal developments in this highly regulated industry in Pennsylvania and nationwide. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Medical Marijuana and Hemp Law Committee, where he leads the Employment Law Subcommittee.

 

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