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Medical Marijuana: A Headache for Arkansas Employers in 2017 and Beyond?

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In this session, Wright Lindsey Jennings labor and employment attorney Stuart Jackson will explore the implications of Arkansas’ new medical marijuana law in the workplace. He will provide an overview of the current law and recent legislative activity in the regular session, as well as address employment-related compliance issues, such as: 

  • Differing obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act;
  • Protections for “qualifying patients” in the hiring, termination and discipline processes; and
  • A to-do list to prepare your workplace.Stuart Jackson

Bio:  Stuart Jackson

Stuart Jackson heads up Wright Lindsey Jennings' Labor and Employment Team. He advises employers on compliance with civil rights laws and developing personnel policies, employment agreements and covenants not to compete. Jackson also defends employers in federal and state court litigation and appeals involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act. Jackson is listed among The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” and Mid-South Super Lawyers, and has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating through Martindale-Hubbell.

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