On August 11, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., a workshop will be held to discuss employer policies regarding medical marijuana and the workplace. Business owners, human resources professionals, attorneys and any others with questions regarding the new law and the workplace are encouraged to attend. The event is sponsored by the Connecticut Employment and Training Commission and Department of Labor’s Office of Workforce Competitiveness.
Key speakers include Stephen Lattanzio and Matthew Lundquist, according to WorkersCompensation.com. The workshop will include discussions regarding the impact of the new Connecticut medical marijuana law in accordance with existing employer policies and how to go about drug testing while integrating the new state law.
Other topics of discussion will include:
- Reducing risk
- Additional exposure regarding the new law
Lattanzio said, “With approximately 18,000 of Connecticut’s residents currently using medical marijuana to help with specific debilitating conditions, this can be an increasingly complicated issue for employers that want to support their employees, but have concerns about complying with existing law. This workshop offers employers and organizations the opportunity to obtain first-hand knowledge and ask questions in an informal environment.”
The workshop will be held at the Wethersfield Labor Department office at 200 Folly Brook Blvd.
The cost of the workshop includes materials and breakfast. Registration is $25, and registration is being handled online.