Phoenix CHO Group Let’s Be Blunt: Marijuana & Prescription Drugs In Today’s Workplace

Join us for a presentation and discussion led by employment attorney Rayna H. Jones, formerly Corporate Counsel for The Home Depot and an expert advisor to Arizona employers on navigating multi-state drug testing issues and on recreational and medical marijuana laws. Ms. Jones will provide an in-depth look at what HR professionals need to know about the impact of marijuana legalization on an employer’s right to maintain a drug-free workplace and will explain when protections exist for employees who use marijuana. In addition, we will discuss the latest guidance on how employers should handle the delicate issue of testing and creating policies for prescription drugs in both safety-sensitive and non-safety-sensitive positions. Practical suggestions will be offered regarding:

  • What qualifies as a “safety sensitive” position?
  • Implications of Whitmire v. WalMart in terms of how to make a case for "impairment"
  • How Arizona employers can minimize risks related to the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) and Drug Testing of Employees Act (DTEA)
  • Updating employee handbooks & policies

Register today, and as always, feel free to bring a leadership team colleague or two. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Dan Coben at 480-397-2385.