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    Drug Testing in the Workplace, Including Legal or Medical Marijuana Use

    Date: March 19, 2015, 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 $27.00, Non-SKCHRA Chapter Members are $32.00 and Students are $17.00 (Meal Deal Card Holders save 10%)
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    This presentation is designed to provide human resource professionals an understanding on how the legalization of marijuana in Washington affects their businesses and hiring processes.  The presentation will include how the legalization came about, the negative consequences it has on the business environment and present court cases that have been ruled on regarding legal and medical marijuana.

    The presentation will identify areas that HR professionals will need to watch for and pending court cases to keep updated on which could have a profound effect for businesses.



    Presented By:

    Ken George

    Ken George has been assisting companies of all sizes in hands-on implementation and management of drug and alcohol programs since 1988.  He personally and successfully investigated and addressed client situations where illegal drug use has been widespread.

    Ken’s experience includes addressing drug and alcohol issues and providing services in industries such as: trucking, marine, manufacturing, food processing, aircraft maintenance, construction, fishing, shipyard, and fuel delivery.  The size of his client companies range from ten or less employees to clients with over 1,500 employees.

    Ken’s programs have been audited and accepted by the Federal Highway Administration, United States Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration. Almost every program created and managed by Ken George Associates exceeds and surpasses the elements set forth by the US Department of Transportation in their drug-free workplace regulations.

    Ken’s work history includes time spent as a founding member of the San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force serving San Mateo County, California.  There, he was involved in over 750 drug-related investigations; several included managing operations using undercover operatives to identify employees selling illegal drugs to fellow employees.  His experiences ranged from investigating street level dealers and users to investigating high-level Colombian traffickers.  Ken was recognized as an expert in the identification and prosecution of individuals being under the influence of illegal drugs.  Ken has testified as an expert in the courts of California and provided expert witness testimony in areas of use, sales, and being under the influence of illegal drugs in countless cases in both the municipal and superior courts.

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