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    HR Virginia Legal Update

    Date: August 18, 2021, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
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    Virginia HR Virginia is inviting you to a Legal Update Zoom meeting:

    Date:   Wednesday, 8/18/21

    Time:   2:00 – 3:00 PM

    Title:    Weed and Work – Exploring Recreational Marijuana’s Impact on Virginia Employers

    Presenter: Michael Pierce, JD; HRVirginia State Council Legislative Director/Legal Council


    This session has been approved for 1 SHRM and HRCI credit


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    Meeting ID: 815 071 1549

    Passcode: 355949


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    This session:

    On July 1, 2021, possession of small amounts of marijuana became legal in Virginia, and the floodgates were immediately opened. While the legislation was not aimed at addressing marijuana use in the workplace, common sense dictates that legalizing weed inevitably impacts work.


    In this one-hour session, we’ll discuss the rights employers have to regulate conduct in-house along with the workplace policies and standards employers need to review in light of the new laws.  We will also look at how marijuana legalization has affected employers in other states, and of course there will be time set aside for a Q&A session with attendees.  Hope to see you there!


    About our Presenter:

    Michael is an associate with Vandeventer Black.  His practice includes matters involving labor and employment law and commercial litigation.  He defends lawsuits in both state and federal courts. Michael also appears before federal and state agencies on behalf of corporate clients.  His experience includes work on actions arising under the FLSA, Title VII, and the NLRA, as well as professional liability claims, maritime matters, and construction cases.  In addition, Michael also has experience advising corporate managers on HR and employee relations matters.  Michael received his B.A from Christopher Newport University and his J.D. from Regent University School of Law.