It’s Happening! Marijuana in the Arkansas Workplace


In this session, hosted by the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce, WLJ’s Stuart Jackson will explore the implications of Arkansas’ medical marijuana law in the workplace. Jackson will offer an overview of the current law and what to expect as medical marijuana becomes available, including:

  • Protections for “qualifying patients” in the hiring, termination and discipline processes, and how employee protections under the FMLA and ADA might come into play;
  • How to determine which jobs have safety-sensitive functions and what to do when a person in that type of job starts using medical marijuana; and
  • A to-do list to prepare your workplace, including questions to consider when developing a medical marijuana policy.

Jackson will also explore various scenarios businesses may face involving applicants and employees who are certified for medical marijuana.

This session is geared toward business owners, HR professionals and upper-level management.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Two Sessions Available:
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Cost:

$80 for Chamber Members; $100 for Non-Chamber Members

To Register:

Contact Tonya Sarlls

Location:

Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce
Board Room
612 Garrison Avenue

Recertification credit hours for PHR, SPHR and GPHR, as well as SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM, will be available.