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In the Weeds - Navigating Legal Medical Marijuana

San Joaquin Society For Human Resource Management

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM (PDT)

In the Weeds - Navigating Legal Medical Marijuana

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 Alden Parker

Alden Parker is the managing partner of the firm's Sacramento office. Alden represents employers in all facets of employment law matters. He has considerable experience defending employers in litigation involving claims under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), California’s wage and hour laws, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Alden has also defended employers against whistleblowing and retaliation claims, including claims under the California Whistleblower Act and various provisions of the California Labor Code.


 Alden has extensive experience defending employers in federal and state court, as well as in investigations by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), United States Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).


 In addition to defending his clients in litigation, Alden frequently counsels employers to assist them in avoiding litigation. He regularly advises clients on leave management issues and the interactive process for employees with disabilities, reinstatement obligations under various leave laws and wage and hour compliance. Alden has prepared employee handbooks and a variety of agreements, including independent contractor, employment, confidentiality and trade secrets agreements.


 His clients are involved in a variety of industries, including restaurants, retail, construction, and healthcare. Alden is also a frequent speaker for many human resources organizations, including those affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management.


 Alden was recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015. 

Program Goals and Objectives

With the passage of Proposition 64, California voters decided to embark on radical changes to state marijuana laws. These changes have left many employers wondering what, if anything, they must do to adapt to the new legal landscape. 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. Join us for an Informative seminar, where Alden Parker will provide an overview of California's medical and recreational marijuana laws as well as the options that employers have to deal with this new potential workplace challenge.

 The three learning objections are as follows:


(1) answering the question of whether Mary Jane can come to work?


(2) How should California employers now approach pre-employment drug testing.


 (3) How should an employer now respond to a reasonable suspicion that someone is high at work? 




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Brookside Country Club
3603 St. Andrews
Stockton, California 95219

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 1:15 PM (PDT)

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