HR Hot Topic: Marijuana and the Workplace
Medical marijuana is legal in more than half the states and the District of Columbia (D.C.), and the recreational use of marijuana is legal in many. Yet, federal law still identifies marijuana as an illegal drug. In this course, you will learn about the importance of creating and communicating clear workplace policies that address employee drug use. You will also learn to identify signs that an employee might be impaired and how to address those concerns when they come up. You will have the opportunity to explore the legal status of marijuana in your state.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Define and identify “safety-sensitive” jobs
- Understand zero-tolerance policies for drug use in the workplace
- Explain key components of second chance agreements
- Understand the reasons employees use marijuana for medical reasons
- Describe the responsibilities towards employees with medical marijuana cards
- Explain how and when to use drug tests for employees
- Identify the symptoms of marijuana-related impairment
- Explain the steps taken for an employee suspected of impairment
- Describe how to encourage employees to participate in Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs)
- Identify the Federal acts that affect marijuana impairment in the workplace
- Understand how to formulate an effective workplace drug policy given an employer’s responsibilities and evolving legislation
- Badge and credit-awarding
- Games & Flashcards
- Video content
- Audio-enabled in app
This course has an “Ask the Expert” feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.
Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.