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    What is the Impact of the New Marijuana Laws on Employers?

    Date: November 6, 2015, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    Alaska SHRM State Council
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    What is the Impact of the New Marijuana Laws on Employers?

    You will learn how the new marijuana laws and corresponding regulations have impacted employers over the past year.

    The legalization of marijuana in Alaska has presented a workplace policy conundrum for human resource professionals and their legal counsel for some time.

    This is no surprise, based on the conflicts between federal law and the state laws. After the 2014 election now there is a need to consider adopting workplace "recreational" marijuana policies - or not. What are the employee rights? What are the employers?

    Join us for this webinar to learn more about this topic!

    Gregory Fisher, Davis Wright Tremaine

    Gregory Fisher practices general and complex commercial litigation with an emphasis in appellate litigation, labor and employment law, business torts, trade secrets, restrictive covenants, and computer security litigation. He works with clients to avoid costly litigation whenever possible, helping them find creative solutions to business problems. Gregory has a broad range of experience in jury trials and appeals when litigation is necessary. He has represented clients in state and federal court, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration proceedings. Gregory is rated A/V by Martindale-Hubbell ® and received a superior ranking (highest ranking) from Avvo.  Mr. Fisher has also been named as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Labor & Employment (Alaska) by Chambers USA, 2012-2015, and selected to "Alaska Super Lawyers" in Employment & Labor, Thomson Reuters, 2011-2015.

    Elizabeth Hodes, Davis Wright Tremaine

    Elizabeth (Liz) Hodes is an experienced litigator who focuses largely on labor and employment matters. She counsels employers on how to prevent workplace disputes and comply with laws governing hiring and terminations, leaves of absence, payment of wages and overtime, personnel policies, and a wide array of other employment issues. She also helps employers protect their business and goodwill by enforcing non-compete agreements and defending breach of contract, harassment, discrimination, wrongful discharge and other employment-related claims. For her corporate clients, Liz litigates disputes related to corporate governance, contracts, unfair trade practices, and other issues.