Keeping Employers Out of the Weeds… With Medical Marijuana & Social Media Webinar


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Archived Webinar

Originally Held: Thursday, June 9, 2011

Time: Noon to 1:15 p.m. (EST)
Cost: Complimentary

Presented by Plunkett Cooney's Labor & Employment Law Practice Group

Topic Overview:

With the first notable judicial challenge in Michigan to an employer's drug testing policy under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) behind us, where do employers stand regarding the legal and illegal usage of marijuana by employees?

The first portion of this webinar recaps the provisions of the MMMA relevant to employers, discusses the recent decision by a Michigan federal court in Casias v Wal-Mart, discusses trends in marijuana-use regulation in Michigan and other states and explains where employers go from here.

The second portion of the webinar addresses the varying problems for employers created by the growing popularity of social media outlets, including Facebook and Twitter. For example, overbroad company policies that limit employees' rights to engage in discussions involving the workplace may violate workers' rights, such as those provided in the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

This archived webinar also explores the tension created by employee use of social media at work and reviews ways employers can craft policies to ensure company objectives are provided for, while at the same time aiming to avoid potential infringements on employees' rights.

Who Should Review:  

Keeping Employers Out of the Weeds Webinar, which was part of Plunkett Cooney's Informed Employer Webinar Series, is a must review program for HR professionals, EPLI insurance providers and business executives. 

Continuing Education Credit Information: 

This program was approved for 1.25 (General ) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.

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The use of the above seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that the program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

Featured Speakers:

Donelle R. Buratto is a former member of Plunkett Cooney's Bloomfield Hills office. Catherine M. Derthick is a former member of the firm's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.