North Orange Co - High Times in the Workplace: Marijuana Legalization
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North Orange Co - High Times in the Workplace: Marijuana Legalization

When: Thursday, October 19, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Embassy Suites North Anaheim
3100 E Frontera St
Anaheim, California  92808
United States
Presenter: Kathryn McGuigan
Contact: Kristina Steger

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High Times in the Workplace: Marijuana Legalization


Now that California has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, employees have an expectation that its use should not affect their work or jobs. And if it is medical marijuana, state and federal anti-discrimination laws apply. Not so. This presentation focuses on federal law, the conflicts with state laws, and their Impact on marijuana use in the workplace. Learn about the legalization of marijuana and the effect on employers, and the Increasing tolerance of its use. We will discuss compliance and best practices in understanding and dealing with drug use, particularly marijuana.

Our discussion will include:

  • The scope of marijuana legalization in the US.
  • The use of medical marijuana
  • Conflicts between federal, state, and local law
  • How to handle legalization of marijuana in policies, procedures, handbooks
  • Hiring and firing issues
  • Employee discipline and safety
  • ADA and reasonable accommodations
  • Leaves of absence
  • Multi-state compliance


Program Agenda

7:30am - 8:00am - Registration/Networking
8:00am - 9:30am - Speaker



Kathryn T. McGuigan, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP

Kathryn T. McGuigan provides advice and counsel and litigation defense to companies in all aspects of employment law. She represents employers in US state and federal trial and appellate courts, and before federal and state administrative agencies. She focuses on wage and hour class and collective actions as well as single-plaintiff wrongful termination and discrimination claims. Kate’s counseling includes all areas of human resources management. She also speaks regularly on a wide range of employment topics.




This program has been approved for 1.25 Professional Development Credits (PDCs), towards SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP, through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).




This program has been approved for 1.25 HR (General) recertification credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute homepage at

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Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $40
Guest/Nonmember $45 $55
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $35
PIHRA Student Member $20 $30
Nonmember Student $25 $35

Online registration closes on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 5:00pm. Registrations after this date will only be taken onsite.


Cancellation Policy

There will be a 50% administration fee for any cancellations. If you need to cancel, we must receive it in writing (email or fax) 2 business days prior to the event during normal business hours. Refunds will not be given to no-shows. Credits will not be issued for use towards future PIHRA events.


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