Published: June, 2022
Marijuana has long been heralded for its calming properties. But lately, it’s having quite the opposite effect on HR professionals, as they navigate the myriad state laws and court cases affecting the controversial substance to create drug-testing policies and procedures.
The new Marijuana legalization regulations have impacted Employers whether they are in a state where marijuana has been legalized for medicinal and recreational usage. In addition to federal restrictions and state restrictions, many Employers do not know what leverage or power they have to manage the balance between legal Marijuana usage and managing a true drug-free workplace program, consider reasonable accommodations, and mitigate other federal regulations.
This challenge impacts not only OSHA guidelines but also impacts the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and HIPPA Guidelines. Employers need guidance they can follow.
This CPE webinar provides that guidance and will help Employers reduce their risk!
States have continued to join the Legalized Marijuana bandwagon but there are still different state regulations that are different from each other. Now more than ever, employers in all jurisdictions should consider reviewing their existing drug testing or substance abuse policies and determine how best to address any employee positive test result for marijuana, especially in states with medical marijuana laws.
Setting aside marijuana laws, employers also must be mindful of state and local drug-testing statutes, some of which have specific policy requirements and require state approval of the employer’s drug-testing policy before conducting any tests.
Employers and Leadership must ensure they are following all the federal, state, and local Marijuana regulations that impact their state.
There is so much conflicting information that we should ensure what is accurate to be able to avoid the risk of fines, penalties, and even criminal sanctions.
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Human Resources, HR Compliance Solutions, LLC
Margie Faulk is a senior level human resources professional with over 15 years of HR management and compliance experience. A current Compliance Advisor for HR Compliance Solutions, LLC, Margie, has worked as an HR Compliance advisor for major corporations and small businesses in the small, large, private, public, Non-profit sectors and International compliance. Margie has provided small to large businesses with risk management strategies that protect companies and reduces potential workplace fines and penalties from violation of employment regulations. Margie is bilingual (Spanish) fluent and Bi-cultural.
Margie’s area of expertise includes Criminal Background Screening Policies and auditing, I-9 document correction and storage compliance, Immigration compliance, employee handbook development, policy development, sexual harassment investigations/certified training, SOX regulations, OSHA compliance, payroll compliance, compliance consulting, monitoring US-based federal, state and local regulations, employee relations issues, internal investigations, HR management, compliance consulting, internal/external audits, and performance management.
Margie’s unique training philosophy includes providing free customized tools for all attendees. These tools are customized and have been proven to be part an effective risk management strategy. Some of the customized tools include the I-9 Self Audit. Correction and Storage program, Ban the Box Decision Matrix Policy that Employers can provide in a dispute for allegations, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance Guide, Drug-Free Workplace Volatile Termination E-Book and other compliance program tools when attendees register and attend Margie’s trainings.
Margie holds professional human resources certification (PHR) from the HR Certification Institution (HRCI) and SHRM-CP certification from the Society for Human Resources Management. Margie is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics (SCCE).
Compliance E-Learning Training
HR Compliance Solutions Offers HR Compliance Training for Employers and Professionals in the form of E-Learning, Seminars and Webinars. These E-Learning training focuses on workplace compliance, federal, state and local regulations, Compliance Training for Managers and Leadership, employee handbook development, internal audits for I-9 Form Audit and Correction, policies & procedures, and current trending laws that are critical for ensuring an effective risk management strategy to reduce or eliminate fines, penalties and criminal sanction.
Free Compliance Tools for All Attendees of E-Learning Training
What makes Margie Faulk Unique is the offer of customized compliance tools for all attendees who attend her training. Each of the customized tools are for sale in other venues but free only tor attendees to her training. Customized include policies and procedures template, FMLA coversheet, reasonable accommodation tracking system to include Covid-19 and exemptions for mandated vaccines. E-Books and guide on how to conduct safe and legally accepted termination including volatile terminations and Covid-19 terminations. A compliance toolkit for Employers and Professionals to effectively conduct an internal I-9 form audits.
Free Compliance Supplemental Slides for all E-Learning Training as a bonus.
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HR Compliance Solutions also offers consultative services for Employers and Professional. Small to mid-size companies do not have the luxury of hiring specialized human resources employees as they grow their business. However, businesses of 1-15 employees are liable for violations of Federal, State and local regulatory laws and regulations. They do not have the time or the staffing to assure that their companies are in compliance with all the federal state and local laws. Retaining my company for Human Resources consulting is convenient and can save you money, since you can tap into our services only when you have a need - whether it is during a start-up, downsizing, expansion, performance management, assistance with employee relations issues, help with training & coaching, recruiting, or for an entire Human Resources audit.