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    Legalization of Marijuana - Impact on the Washington Workplace

    Date: December 12, 2013, 11:15am – 1:00pm
    CenterPoint Conference Park
    Conference Center/Commons Building
    (Adjacent to Alki Bakery)
    20809 72nd Ave S
    Kent, WA 98032
    Early Registration: SKCHRA Chapter Members are $22.00, Non-SKCHRA Chapter Members are $27.00 and Students are $12.00 (Meal Deal Card Holders save 10%)
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    This presentation will cover the impact of the legalization of recreational marijuana on the Washington workplace.  Topics will include:

    • History of cannabis
    • Legal status of marijuana possession, sale and use
    • Discrimination / accommodation rights of users
    • Drug testing – science and the workplace
    • Impact of DOT and other health and safety laws
    • Variations in the union workplace
    • Employer policies

    Participants will appreciate and better respond to the challenges of workplace safety and company policy posed by the greater freedom in Washington to legally consume this drug.  The presentation will frame the issues within an historical, legal and scientific context.   It will provide practical guidance in maintaining a drug-free workplace.

    Participants can take away several suggestions for specific responses to drug issues.  The speaker also will provide an opportunity to raise specific concerns from audience members.   Members then can act as the subject matter expert when they return to work.

    Presented by:

    Steve Peltin

    Steve Peltin is an attorney and Chair of the Employment and Labor Relations Practice Group at Foster Pepper PLLC in Seattle. During his 30-year career Steve has developed a practice covering the gamut of employment and labor law. He helps employers address employee discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment claims, confidentiality and noncompete agreements, and threats of employee violence. Steve also represents employers in a wide variety of claims in court and before administrative agencies. His practice also includes employment aspects of business matters such as mergers and acquisitions, and representation of executives and professionals in negotiating employment and separation agreements. Steve is listed among The Best Lawyers in America® for his work representing management in employment and labor law and related litigation. Mr. Peltin obtained his J.D. from Cornell Law School, cum laude, and his B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, with distinction.

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