Topic: Medical Cannabis in Utah and its Impact on Employers
On December 3, 2018, the Utah State Legislature passed HB 3001, enacting the Utah Medical Cannabis Act, which became effective immediately upon Governor Herbert’s signature. The Act permits Utah residents with qualifying medical conditions to possess, transport, and consume limited quantities of medical cannabis without criminal prosecution. The Act will affect how employers manage situations under the ADA, FMLA, and Utah’s Anti-discrimination laws, drug testing, and more. This presentation will provide an overview of the law and raise awareness of the most significant impact on employers and how they may respond to an employee’s legal use of medical marijuana.
ANDREW CHAPMAN, Attorney: BA, International Relations, Brigham Young University / JD, Pepperdine University School of Law, Master in Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law.
Andrew Chapman is an attorney licensed in Utah and California and is approaching 2 years of employment with Employers Council. He also has a Master’s in Dispute Resolution. Andrew enjoys guiding members through the variety of laws that effect employers and helping them feel at ease in the difficult situations they encounter. He also appreciates the opportunity to visit members’ locations to train their employees to prevent harassment and loves using his Spanish to train Spanish-speaking employees.