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FOLLOW UP: The Impact of Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace
Wednesday, August 23, 2023 11:00am to 12:00pm
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This event is for business Owners, Presidents, Safety/HR Personnel, Plant Management, Construction Superintendents and Project Managers.


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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
11:00 AM Presentation
11:45 AM Q &A
12:00 PM Available for follow-up calls

About this Webinar

Due to the overwhelming requests to host a follow-up session from our March 2023 webinar on the Impact of Legalized Marijuana in the Workplace, we’re offering another webinar to answer new and arising questions regarding Minnesota’s recreational marijuana law that took effect August 1, 2023. 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. Further, as of
August 1st, marijuana is treated as a lawful consumable product under Minnesota law. Subject to a variety of caveats under the law, employers who take any adverse action against an applicant/employee for using marijuana, may face wrongful discharge claims. This webinar will discuss these and many other provisions of the new law so employers can be legally compliant.

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.


Melissa Olheiser, OHST, is the Regional Manager for the Dakotas. In addition to serving her safety clients throughout North Dakota and Western Minnesota, she is involved with marketing, business development and building strong relationships with safety associations. Prior to joining OECS, she served as Safety Director in the transportation industry and consulted for both general industry and construction clients. She has her OHST through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals and has a Health & Safety Management Certificate from the University of Alabama.