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    GMHRA Program - Marijuana Law

    Date: February 14, 2020, 8:00am – 10:00am
    Heritage Family Credit Union Building
    30 Allen Street, Rutland, VT 05701
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    February 14, 2020 GMHRA Program

    GMHRA Meeting Agenda:

    • 8:00-8:15: Mingle and Mix
    • 8:15-8:30- Business Meeting 
    • 8:30-10:00: Presentation

    Speaker: F. David Harlow
    Director, Labor and Employment Group of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC

    Program Topics:

    • Vermont’s “legal” recreational marijuana law and its impact on employers
    • Impairment in the workplace – discipline & discharge best practices
    • Drug testing
    • Medical marijuana and ADA issues

    A native Vermonter, David Harlow is a labor and employment litigator in DRM’s Brattleboro office. Before joining DRM, David was an attorney at one of the largest labor and employment law firms in the country. He has litigated cases on behalf of companies in a variety of industries, including finance, aerospace, retail and health care. David has substantial experience defending employers from claims of discrimination and retaliation under federal and state civil rights statutes. He also regularly defends employers before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor. David has investigated and defended whistleblower claims arising under the Sarbanes Oxley Act, the Mine Safety and Health Act, and other federal and state laws. David also has substantial experience in ERISA benefits litigation. 

    David has been published and has spoken publicly on the topic of pre-employment background checks. He has developed employee handbooks and policies for large corporations and small and medium-sized businesses.