As of August 1, 2023 marijuana is a lawful consumable product under Minnesota law. The legalization of recreational marijuana has had a major impact on the workplace and employers who require drug testing for applicants and employees.
To help answer common questions employers and HR professionals are facing under this new Minnesota law, Dahl Consulting and Doherty Staffing Solutions proudly partnered with OSHA/Environmental Compliance Systems (OECS) in hosting The Impact of Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace webinar on Wednesday, August 23. This free webinar answered new and arising questions regarding Minnesota’s recreational marijuana law.
Employers who conduct drug and alcohol testing in Minnesota need to be aware of changes in the law. For example, unless an applicant/employee fits into certain criteria (i.e., DOT-covered driver, safety-sensitive, etc.), employers are prohibited from conducting pre-employment cannabis testing. Subject to a variety of caveats under the law, employers who take any adverse action against an applicant or employee for using marijuana, may face wrongful discharge claims. This webinar discusses these and many other provisions of the new law so employers can be legally compliant.
Interested in learning more about the marijuana law changes? Watch the first webinar installment on this topic from March 2023.
About the Speaker, Thomas Revnew, Attorney at Law
Tom is with the law firm of Littler Mendelson P.C. Throughout his 30-year legal career, Tom has represented employers exclusively in all aspects of labor and employment law, including drug and alcohol testing in the workplace. He has successfully litigated a wide variety of labor and employment law claims before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Revnew is also a frequent trainer and lecturer on a variety of labor and employment law topics.
About OECS Comply
OSHA/Environmental Compliance Systems (OECS) provides OSHA and environmental compliance services to companies that do not have the resources to hire a full-time workplace safety professional or need extra hands on deck to fulfill safety requirements. OECS is committed to offering comprehensive, world-class services through a knowledgeable, dedicated and readily available team of expert safety consultants with 200+ years of combined experience. Learn more via their website.