Guidance provided by Tawny Alvarez, Richard Moon and Rob Brooks at Verrill Dana's full day Employment Law Update seminar was discussed in a Portland Press Herald article entitled "Portfolio: Workshop Looks at Workplace Concerns Around Legalized Marijuana in Maine." Following on Maine's referendum vote legalizing recreational use of marijuana, employers in the state are grappling with the implications on their workplaces. Presenting attorneys agreed that marijuana legalization does pose challenges for employers but offered guidance including,
- Review job descriptions and emphasize the safety and professional conduct aspects of those jobs
- Make sure you apply uniform standards of performance to all employees
- Base discipline on documented performance
Read the full article from Portland Press Herald here.