Labor Law 2024: Pre-Employment Testing for Cannabis Use

Employers in Washington will soon be prohibited from making hiring decisions based on pre-employment testing for off-the-job cannabis use or positive pre-employment drug test results that find an applicant to have nonpsychoactive cannabis metabolites in their hair, blood, urine, or other bodily fluids. Senate Bill 5123 takes effect on January 1, 2024.

Learn how this law may or may not affect your organization; what industries/jobs are exempt; and why you should review existing drug and alcohol testing policies to minimize employment law liability. Special in-person event from 8-9 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. 

About our presenter:

Every business is unique. Scott gets it. Strategically, he empowers clients to command the workforce for competitive edge by fostering a strong and proactive culture of employment law compliance. He has significant experience counseling and educating employers on a wide array of workplace matters. This includes transactional employment-related due diligence; strategic workforce recruitment; DEI; drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, and restrictive covenants; employee compensation and wage and hour concerns; occupational health and safety; securing trade secrets; workplace investigations; employee performance management; employee requests for leave or accommodation; employee separations and defections; and mass layoffs.

As an experienced employment litigator, Scott fights for employers in federal and state court with an eye on creatively resolving complex class-action, multi-plaintiff, and single-plaintiff lawsuits. He earned his J.D./M.B.A. from the University of Hawaii at Manoa; his B.S., magna cum laude, from the University of Maryland Global Campus; and his B.A., magna cum laude, from the University of Central Florida.

This workshop is eligible for 1.0 SHRM credit.


October 5th, 2023 8:00 AM through  9:00 AM
401 E Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA 98901
United States
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Event Fee(s)
SHRM Member $40.00
Non-SHRM Member $50.00
Student $30.00

Yakima SHRM is a regional, non-profit association and affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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