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Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Navigating Potential Potholes

  • 06 Oct 2016
  • 8:00 AM
  • Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 280 Merrimack St, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Lawrence, MA, (Entrance North B


  • Meeting Sponsor

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Thursday, October 6, 2016


Approved for 1.25 general credits through SHRM & HRCI 

TOPIC: “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace: Navigating Potential Potholes” 

Since Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana in 2012, over 10,000 patients have obtained medical marijuana cards, and New Hampshire has just begun to issue them this year.  From drug testing to disability accommodations to workplace safety, medical marijuana in the workplace raises a host of issues and concerns for employers.  This presentation will overview how medical marijuana laws impact the employer-employee relationship, with an eye towards developing practical solutions to common pitfalls for employers. 


Our Speaker: Tobias W. Crawford

Toby focuses his practice on higher education law, employment law, and complex litigation. He represents clients before trial courts, appellate courts, and administrative agencies. His litigation experience ranges from employment discrimination and executive compensation lawsuits to shareholder disputes, wage and hour class actions, and civil rights claims. Toby defends colleges and universities in faculty disputes, student disciplinary matters, and other matters. He also assists these institutions in developing policies that comply with Title IX, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Massachusetts Fair Educational Practices Law, and other federal and state laws.

 Toby counsels businesses and nonprofits on an array of employment issues, including medical leaves, disability accommodations, employment agreements, and wage and hour requirements. He reviews personnel policies, troubleshoots employee issues, and assists employers in complying with new workplace laws. He regularly provides legal advice on federal and state employment laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII, and Chapter 151B.


Our Sponsor:

Russell Gerrard, SHRM-CP, PHR VP, Operations I HR Performance Solutions |

734.793.6390 38695 W. 7 Mile Rd. Ste. 200 Livonia, MI 48152

HR Performance Solutions combines our extensive HR experience and expertise with proven technology to provide some of the HR industry’s longest-standing SaaS applications for integrated performance management (Performance Pro) and salary administration (Compease). The ease-of- use, scalability, and affordability of our applications are hard to beat. We provide immediate support to our clients and “hands on” consulting during implementation and throughout ongoing use of the applications.  Performance Pro and Compease are available individually or as a bundle and include data integration with the top Human Capital Management applications on the market. The result: maximum robustness plus all-in-one functionality.


8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Check-In & Networking
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome New Members & Guests

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Chapter Business / Legislative Update
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Sponsor
9:10 AM -10:30 AM Program

LOCATION: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley,

 280 Merrimack St, 4th Floor, Suite 400, Lawrence, MA, (Entrance North B)

More information and online registration:

GMVHRA - 2016-10-06 - “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace:  Navigating Potential Potholes”

For more information:

Contact: Carolyn Foster
Phone: 603-489-9535


183 Rockingham Rd., Ste 2 East

c/o Landmark Benefits

Windham, NH 03087



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