Upcoming Presentation: Medical Marijuana - What's a NJ Employer to Do?

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Speaker Emily Bordens, an employment attorney, will discuss what is specifically required with the recent amendments to New Jersey's medical marijuana law and how it affects the workplace.

Produced jointly by the Roxbury Area Chamber of Commerce and the Roxbury Public Library, Business Beyond Basics Events provide continuing education programs that bring businesses and the community together to network, learn, and grow.

When: January 22, (Snow Date 1/23) | Additional Events

Location: Roxbury Public Library 103 Main St, Succasunna, NJ 07876

Time: 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Cost: $5 for prepayment and $10 at the door.

Includes: Speaker, Q&A Time, Breakfast

This Month’s Beyond Business Basics Topic:

In this program, you’ll learn about the July 2019 amendments to New Jersey’s Medical Marijuana law and how it affects the workplace, specifically, imposing prohibitions on discrimination and reasonable accommodation obligations.

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.

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