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Now that Recreational Marijuana is Legal – Weeding through the Weeds of California’s Marijuana Legalization Law for Public Employers Webinar

  • 04/11/2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online Webinar


  • Special member rate for clients of Hanna Brophy, Shaw HR Consulting, and Wiley Price & Radulovich. Must register and pay by 4/9/18. Shaw HRC clients should contact for discount code. Hanna Brophy and WPR clients should contact for additional assistance.
  • Available to Sacramento Mother Lode Chapter members only; email for discount code.


Effective January 1, 2018, recreational marijuana is now legal in California through the passage of Proposition 64. This webinar is intended to address the practical impact, if any, following the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, including an employer’s rights and obligations under the various applicable federal and state statutes related to the use of marijuana in the workplace, the disability interactive process under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Employment and Housing Act, and workers’ compensation law.

This webinar will also address issues related to recreational or medical use of marijuana, employees covered by DOT or safety-sensitive positions, federal entities and contractors, existing federal and state laws related to disability interactive accommodations, employer policies and procedures concerning a drug-free workplace, and practical tips and pointers for employers to effectively handle marijuana-related issues.  Attendees will also receive a complimentary legal update article with a two-page reference table with legal citations on recreational and medicinal use of marijuana in California, sample policies, and letters/templates for use with the ADA/FEHA interactive process.

Online Webinar

This training is delivered via online webinar format. Attendees may participate via webcast (online) or call in by phone (conference call). The registration includes full audio and/or visual presentation, question and answer session, presentation slides, and legal update article. Each registration may be viewed or listened by an unlimited number of attendees in one room using one unique login. A valid email address must be provided during registration to login to the webinar. 

Presented By:


Christopher Boucher, Esq.
Director of Human Resources, Port of Oakland

Christopher Boucher is the Director of Human Resources for the Port of Oakland, where he directs the corporate administrative functions for both the Oakland seaport and the Oakland International Airport (OAK), including employee/labor relations, recruitment and selection, staffing, classification and compensation, benefits administration, payroll, organizational development, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, equal employment opportunity, and Port-wide emergency planning and operations.

Christopher earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate degree from the Abraham Lincoln University School of Law. He also obtained a human resources management certificate from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and attended the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School. In addition, Christopher is a SHRM-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) and a Certified Labor Relations Master (CLRM). He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California.

Christian Kerry, Esq.
Partner, Hanna, Brophy, MacLean, McAleer & Jensen, LLP

Christian represents employers and insurance companies in the defense of workers’ compensation claims, Labor Code 132a discrimination claims, and serious & willful misconduct claims. His experience involves all aspects of litigation, including trials, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals. Mr. Kerry successfully defended a landmark case involving safety-officers, which now saves California governmental entities millions of dollars each year. Christian attended college at California State University, Chico, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and was captain of the varsity lacrosse team. Following graduation from college, he earned an MBA with an emphasis in finance at the University of San Francisco. He received his law degree from the University of the Pacific, where he was a member of the Dean’s Honor Roll.

Rachel Shaw, MBA
President and Principal Consultant, Shaw HR Consulting

Rachel Shaw is the president and principal consultant of Shaw HR Consulting. With over 15 years of executive-level HR experience, Rachel is recognized statewide as a leader in helping public and private sector employers manage their most challenging personnel issues. Rachel and her team provide comprehensive solutions to employers on how to successfully manage the interconnected roles of human resources, workers’ compensation and disability compliance to successfully reduce litigation, the costs of claims and improve employee-employer relations throughout the process.

Rachel is known in California as the authority on how to implement and manage the FEHA/ADA Disability Interactive Process for candidates and employees. Her trainings and seminars are highly anticipated by Human Resource and Risk Management professionals as informative, dynamic and packed with real-life practical solutions. 


Webinar Registration Cost*:

$99 (Chapter Member** or clients of Hanna Brophy, Shaw HRC, and Wiley Price & Radulovich); $199 (Non-Member)

* Each registration may be viewed or listened by an unlimited number of attendees in one room using one unique login. A valid email address must be provided during registration to login to the webinar.

** Available to members of the Northern California and Sacramento Mother Lode Chapters.

Advanced Registration and Payment Required.


Please register by April 9, 2018.


About Webinar Replay

Each registration includes a full recording of the audio and visual presentation, question and answer session (pre-recorded), presentation slides, legal update article and table, sample policies and forms, and certificate of completion. Unlimited access is available for up to 30 days after the webinar. Registered attendees who are unable to attend the live training or would like to re-watch the training will receive complimentary access for up to 30 days after the webinar. 

IPMA-CP and IPMA-SCP Recertification Credits

IPMA-HR Certified Professionals (IPMA-CP) and IPMA-HR Senior Certified Professionals (IPMA-SCP) may earn one (1) point of re-certification credit.

SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP Recertification Credits

NCCIPMA-HR is a SHRM Recertification Provider. This program is valid for 2 PDCs toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification.

MCLE Credit

An application requesting MCLE credit for this activity is pending for approval by the State Bar of California; if approved, this program qualifies for 2 hours of general substantive law CLE credit.


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