Marijuana in the California Workplace: Employers’ Guide to Managing the New Marijuana Regulation in a Drug Free Workplace!

Duration 90 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
Webinar ID IQW19F0631

  • What states have made changes in their regulations about medical or recreational Marijuana usage and the impact to the workplace policies preventing drug usage
  • Does your state have a drug free workplace mandate
  • Does your Company have a true Drug Free Workplace Program
  • Learn if you are actually compliant with the Workers Comp requirements of a Drug Free Program or lose the 4-5% discount
  • How will Employers mitigate drugfree workplaces with the new regulations
  • What will Employers need to do immediately
  • What about current drug testing screening policies
  • What other background screenings are impacted by the Marijuana regulations
  • What policies should be in place to comply with the new regulation
  • What protections do Employers have in the workplace
  • When does penalties and fines start
  • What issues will HR professionals have to manage with the new regulations
  • How will the federal authorities respond to the retail marijuana usage
  • Is Marijuana a reasonable accommodation
  • How to answer questions from employees about the new regulations
  • How to develop a policy that adheres to the marijuana regulations
  • What should be in a compliant marijuana policy or guidelines
  • What does Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) guidance recommend to Employers
  • What industries are exempt from allowing marijuana usage in the workplace
  • Can an Employer still fire employees for marijuana use
  • Are there risks for discrimination allegations when employees use marijuana due to illness
  • What is Proposition 64
  • What is proposition 215


Overview of the webinar

This training will provide much needed guidance for Employers and Managers to ensure they develop, communicate and enforce appropriate policies based on the regulations. This is one of the new marijuana regulations that has emerged since 2018 and Employers must update their policies asap or risk fines and penalties.

Who should attend?

  • CEO
  • CFOs
  • Board of Directors
  • Supervisors/Manager
  • Leadership & Executives
  •  Program Managers
  • Office Managers (with HR Roles)
  • HR Professionals
  •  Senior HR Professionals
  • Operations Professionals
  • Office Managers and/or any professional on-boarding new hires
  • HR Workplace Compliance Professionals (Officers, Directors, Managers and Specialists


Why should you attend?

Effective January 1, 2018, California legalized recreational marijuana use as other states join the list. However, the positive response to recreational marijuana has impacted Employers with challenges of this regulation in the workplace. More states have joined the trend like Washington, New York and even Florida. Employers need to mitigate this regulation with the Drug Free Workplace programs currently in place. Adding workplace safety, drug testing and potential discrimination allegations in the equation has Employers confused and in a tailspin.

Faculty - Ms. Margie Faulk

Margie is a senior level human resources professional with over 14 years of HR management and compliance experience A current Compliance Officer for HR Compliance Solutions, Margie has worked as an HR and Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public and Non-profit sectors.  This includes Federal Contracting in the defense, military, anti-terrorism and Apache Helicopter Training Simulations with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Federal Sentencing Guidelines (FSG) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program (OFCCP). Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.
Margie’s focus has expanded to Global Workplace Compliance in International, multi-state, multi-National, state and local workplace compliance which includes workplace compliance in other countries like the UK, Canada, France, Brazil, China, Africa, Mexico, and India, just to name a few.
Margie has created and presented seminars/webinars for many compliance institutes. These national training providers, offer compliance training to HR professionals, business owners and companies interested in having their company compliant with workplace and industry regulations.
This year, Margie was selected by Alan Collins, former Vice President of Human Resources at PepsiCo, a renowned author of 8 books on HR Prosperity & Success, and founder of “Success in HR”, to be part of his Mastermind Your Way to Success in HR, “Expert Interview Series” based on her successful Webinars/Seminars on HR Compliance. Margie holds professional human resources (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management, Membership in the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).


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