The legal status of medical and recreational cannabis is evolving at a rapid rate, and employers are feeling the impact. Do you have the knowledge you need to navigate the shifting landscape? This program will bring you up to speed with the latest developments in marijuana law. Our experienced faculty will show you how the latest court rulings may impact handbook policies, hiring and termination procedures, disability accommodation requests, and other crucial HR functions. Learn how to safeguard your company against costly liability - register today!
Get the latest information you need to navigate conflicting state and federal positions on marijuana.
Ensure that your handbook policies and drug-testing procedures comply with the law.
Avoid costly mistakes when responding to ADA accommodation requests.
Understand the rights of employers to discipline and terminate employees for legal marijuana use.
Marijuana and the Law: What Employers Need to Know
Adapting Substance Misuse Policies to the Modern Workplace
Handling Accommodation Requests for Medical Marijuana
Disciplining and Terminating Employees for Legal Marijuana Use
Nancy McCoy is an attorney and director at Simpson, Garrity, Innes & Jacuzzi, P.C. Ms. McCoy has comprehensive experience handling employment law matters before all state and federal courts, as well as before various state, federal, and local agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), and the Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB), among others. She has extensive expertise in the areas of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; wrongful termination; management of employees with disabilities, on protected leaves of absence, and requesting reasonable accommodation; wage and hour compliance; drug testing and substance abuse management; privacy; hiring practices; employment contracts; terminations and reductions in force; workplace safety and violence prevention; workplace investigations; whistle-blowing; trade secrets; and unfair business practices. Ms. McCoy earned her B.A. degree from the University of California and her J.D. degree from Golden Gate University School of Law.
Gery T. Nietupski is with the Law Offices of Gery T. Nietupski, Esq., LLC in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is an honors graduate of both John Carroll University and the Duquesne University School of Law. At Duquesne, Mr. Nietupski earned the law school's highest honor, the Distinguished Student award. He has taught a variety of classes at both Gannon and Edinboro University for nearly 35 years; and is a frequent and sought after lecturer for several professional employment organizations, including the Manufacturer and Business Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania. Mr. Nietupski focuses his extensive practice in representing employers and employees in their workplace relationships. He has negotiated approximately 80 labor contracts for management; has weathered nine strikes; and has litigated hundreds of cases before state and federal courts, as well as the NLRB, the EEOC, OSHA, wage and hour, and the PHRC.
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