- Navigating Medical and Recreational Marijuana in the Workplace8.13.20
In 2016, California voters passed Proposition 64 and began a journey that brought radical changes to state marijuana laws. These changes have left many employers wondering what they must do to adapt to legalized marijuana. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all response to the issue. What may be appropriate for an employer of individuals in safety-sensitive positions may not work for the employer of baristas.
- The Interminable Interactive Process: A Guide to California Employers Navigating the Duty To Accommodate and Determining When Enough is Enough8.18.20
Accommodating leave and administering the interactive process and disability accommodations can be burdensome and feel like a full-time job, but the law does have limits. This program will discuss the bright line rules and the gray areas of disability-related laws and provide guidance on when the company has satisfied its duties. The program will include a discussion of common problems employers and managers face, including at what point an employee's leave becomes an undue hardship and when an employer may safely end the interactive process or consider terminating disabled employees.
As Michigan businesses continue to stay afloat amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government is looking to provide employers with some relief. Join Fisher Phillips attorney Stephen Gee for a one-hour webinar covering the new stimulus and business relief legislation that is in the pipeline, and what employers need to know.
Everyone has strong opinions about politicians and issues, especially during this 2020 election season. Inevitably, these opinions may come up during conversations at work where they can be disruptive and interfere with productivity. These conversations also can expose employers and employees to legal risks if they do not fully understand the laws that govern political speech at work.
Join Wallace Welch & Willingham and Fisher Phillips attorney Brett Owens as they discuss the challenges employers face when an employee tests positive for COVID-19.
Even after employees return to work and business operations return to normal, the impact of COVID-19 has changed the workplace for the foreseeable future. And until a vaccine and tests become widely available, the threat of another outbreak and employee concerns or fears regarding COVID-19 will continue to permeate throughout the workplace.
As we work toward reopening our economy, employers must consider what legal issues lie ahead. Join this virtual seminar as Tropical Benefits consultant, Carmen Hodnett and Fisher Phillips attorney, Justin McConnell, address some of the key legal issues facing employers. They will discuss strategies for safely opening workplaces and the legal risks and liabilities that in-house counsel and human resources will be asked to manage while businesses attempt to find the new normal.
- A Guide on the Do’s and Don’ts of Drug Testing Applicants and Current Employees9.16.20
Drug testing can be a tricky subject for employers, particularly when it comes to testing existing employees! Join Talar Tavlian as she breaks down the do’s and don’ts of workplace drug testing in an informative one-hour webinar. She will explore drug testing applicants and current employees, how to best handle positive drug tests, and other kinds of drug testing results. HR managers will walk away with the knowledge on how to implement a written workplace drug testing policy and what information the policy should include.
- Steps to negotiating a “labor peace agreement” and “collective bargaining agreement” when dealing with a union9.23.20
Fisher Phillips and Cannabiz Team invite you to a one-hour webinar about unions and the cannabis industry.
With the cannabis workforce booming, many state statutes require cannabis employers enter into Labor Peace Agreements with labor unions as a means to organize the workers into a union. Once organized, cannabis employers must bargain a collective bargaining agreement with the union. In this virtual seminar, Fisher Phillips cannabis labor lawyers will advise how to negotiate a state compliant Labor Peace Agreement, what happens after employees organize a union and how to negotiate a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
If you’re a cannabis retailer, distributor, testing laboratory, or cannabis event organizer, you won’t want to miss this informative program. Other cannabis industry partners that will benefit from attending are Professional Employer Organizations (“PEOs”), cannabis consultants, and financial investment firms. We look forward to helping you gain a better understanding of cannabis employers’ legal obligations and how to address these important labor relations issues.
Join Seattle’s Amanda Buchan for to discuss what employers should know about the tangled web of various federal, state, and local laws that provide employees with protected leave.
- Fisher Phillips & Paychex Inc. Present Top 5 COVID-19 Labor Law Changes for Business Owners in California7.22.20
Paychex and Fisher Phillips invite you to attend a seminar covering the recently enacted legislations that are impacting employers across California. This seminar focuses on the new legislation created by the COVID-19 Pandemic and how it directly impacts all California based businesses. The presentation will be followed by a Q & A opportunity. In this program, presented by Fisher Phillips partner Todd Scherwin, employers will understand what actionable steps are necessary to prepare and update policies to be in compliance reflecting the new laws.
Join Fisher Phillips privacy attorneys Usama Kahf and Ed Hopkins in a deep-dive on the key privacy issues employers have been facing during the COVID-19 shutdowns and since then. Come with your questions ready!
The way that businesses operate has been forever altered by the Coronavirus Pandemic. Procedures have been added or modified, positions have been eliminated or consolidated, and many employees are being asked to perform their jobs in entirely different ways. Critically, employers who fail to update their employee handbooks to reflect these changes could face significant legal liability or lose valuable legal rights. Whether you are a business who is in the process of preparing its first employee handbook or a business who needs to update its existing employee handbook, this webinar will provide you with important information that you need to remember as you do so.
- Immigration Compliance During a Crisis – Navigating Presidential Proclamations, I-9 Issues During COVID-19, and More7.9.20
2020 has presented employers looking to acquire and retain foreign nationals numerous new and unfamiliar challenges as it relates to immigration compliance, including Presidential Proclamations and I-9 compliance during COVID-19.