Harris Beach Cannabis Industry Team member Taylor Ventre will be presenting a Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York CLE on Marijuana in the Workplace. A description of the program can be found below.
Program Overview: The passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) and related guidance from the New York State Department of Labor has complicated how employers address employee use of marijuana. In this CLE, Taylor C. Ventre, Esq. of Harris Beach PLLC, and Hanan B. Kolko, Esq. of Cohen Weiss and Simon LLP, will discuss both how the legal landscape has changed for employers since the passage of the MRTA, as well as the intersection between state law and the federal treatment of marijuana. Taylor and Hanan will also discuss the practical considerations for employers and where businesses may need to change their practices, including with respect to drug testing, disciplining employees for suspected or confirmed drug use, accommodating medical marijuana users, and whether employers have an obligation to bargain over these issues.