South Bay - Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace
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South Bay - Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace

When: Thursday, August 10, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Where: The Ayres Hotel
14400 Hindry Ave
Hawthorne, California  90250
United States
Presenter: Bernadette O'Brien & Troy Slaten
Contact: Karen Nash

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Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace


Come and learn about the very treacherous HR waters surrounding the legalization of marijuana and how it affects workplace policies.

We will discuss:

  • the Adult Use of Marijuana (Prop 64),
  • OSHA’s Final Rule on Injury Tracking & Use of Disciplinary,
  • Incentive or Drug Testing Programs,
  • Risks of Automatic Post-Injury Drug Testing,
  • Workplace Substance Abuse Policies,
  • Medical Marijuana,
  • Accommodating a Disability, and
  • Drug and Rehabilitation Leave

The discussion will be multi-faceted with perspectives from criminal employment law attorneys.



Bernadette O'Brien, Partner, Floyd, Skeren and Kelly

Bernadette M. O'Brien is a partner at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP and an SPHR certified/SHRM-SCP Human Resources Executive.Ms. O'Brien defends employers in employment related disputes including claims related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour, privacy, and leave of absence laws. Ms. O’Brien also assists employers, human resource administrators, and risk managers with numerous HR topics including HR strategic alignment; short range and long range HR operational planning; coordination of HR activities and programs; compliance with federal, state and local employment related laws; tracking and responding to HR trends; developing, organizing and implementing the HR function; training and counseling management and staff; HR policy development, implementation and enforcement; personnel management: hiring, onboarding, performance, discipline, retention, and separation of employment; succession planning; designing competitive compensation and benefit packages; ensuring EEO compliance; managing disability and leave of absence policies and procedures; and, wage and hour compliance. Ms. O'Brien also conducts HR related training sessions throughout California.


Troy Slaten, Attorney, Floyd, Skeren and Kelly



Troy Slaten is a partner with the Law Offices of Floyd, Skeren, & Kelly, LLP. He is the managing attorney of the firm's criminal defense practice. Mr. Slaten earned his Bachelor's Degree, with honors, in English Literature from The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at Pepperdine University School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Slaten actively participated on the honors Trial Team winning awards at various trial competitions.






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

The use of this seal confirms that this activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.



Registration Rates

Category Pre-Registration Onsite
PIHRA Member $30 $50
Guest/Nonmember $45 $50
PIHRA Member In-Transition $25 $50
PIHRA Student Member $25 $50

Online registration closes on Monday, August 7, 2017. Registrations will also 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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