Regardless of whether recreational marijuana is legalized in Minnesota in 2020 or 2021, marijuana is already a factor in employment decisions. Medicinal marijuana is a protected activity in Minnesota, and employers are prohibited from discriminating against users. How should employers handle marijuana? Should we even test for it? This session will go through common situations.
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Understand the risks associated with employment decisions impacted by marijuana.
- Gain strategies to handle drug testing for marijuana.
- Learn alternative approaches to discipline if an employee comes to work high.
About the Speaker:
Kate Bischoff is an overly enthusiastic, sarcastic, and opinionated management-side employment attorney and human resources professional. She works closely with management, HR folk, and technology companies to improve organizations and make it easier to recruit and retain talent through having easy-to understand policies, easy-to-use technology, and easy-to-explain compliance initiatives.
Prior to starting her own business, Kate served as the HR Officer for Consulate General Jerusalem and U.S. Embassy Lusaka, Zambia. Kate has been recognized by The New York Times, CNN.com, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, National Public Radio, and other journalistic sources as a leading authority on harassment, technology in the workplace, and employment law.