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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

It's Happening! Marijuana in the Arkansas Workplace - Morning Session

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Time: 8:30am to 10:00am
Location: Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Room 612 Garrison

In this session, Stuart Jackson of Wright Lindsey Jennings will explore the implications of Arkansas’ medical marijuana law in the workplace. Jackson will offer an overview of the current law and what to expect as medical marijuana becomes available, including: 
 

  • Protections for “qualifying patients” in the hiring, termination and discipline processes, and how employee protections under the FMLA and ADA might come into play;
  • How to determine which jobs have safety-sensitive functions and what to do when a person in that type of job starts using medical marijuana; and
  • A to-do list to prepare your workplace, including questions to consider when developing a medical marijuana policy.

 
Jackson will also explore various scenarios businesses may face involving applicants and employees who are certified for medical marijuana.
 
This session is geared toward business owners, HR professionals and upper-level management.  
 
About the Presenter:
 
Stuart Jackson advises employers on compliance with civil rights laws and developing personnel policies (including medical marijuana policies), employment agreements and covenants not to compete. Jackson also defends employers in federal and state court litigation and appeals involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act. He is listed among The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” and Mid-South Super Lawyers, and has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating through Martindale-Hubbell.
 
To register for the other session time 1:30 - 3:00 PM Click Here: 
http://public.fortsmithchamber.com/events/details/it-s-happening-marijuana-in-the-arkansas-workplace-8407

QuickBooks Payroll (Two Hands-on sessions)

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Landmark CPAs 3101 S 70th St, Fort Smith, AR 72903

The Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center presents two QuickBooks Payroll workshops on July 30, at Landmark CPAs in Fort Smith. The 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. session is designed for QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Enterprise users to learn the payroll features in the desktop version of QuickBooks accounting software. The 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. session is for those using the cloud-based version of QuickBooks (Simple Start, Essentials or Online Plus) to learn the payroll features in the online accounting portal. Topics in each session include tracking employee time, issuing paychecks, paying liabilities, and producing required payroll reports. A computer and a take-home book are provided during each interactive session. Cost is $65 per session. Seating is limited with registration required no later than July 29 at 479-356-2067 or asbtdc.org/russellville-events.

It's Happening! Marijuana in the Arkansas Workplace - Afternoon Session

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce Board Room 612 Garrison

In this session, Stuart Jackson of Wright Lindsey Jennings will explore the implications of Arkansas’ medical marijuana law in the workplace. Jackson will offer an overview of the current law and what to expect as medical marijuana becomes available, including: 
 

  • Protections for “qualifying patients” in the hiring, termination and discipline processes, and how employee protections under the FMLA and ADA might come into play;
  • How to determine which jobs have safety-sensitive functions and what to do when a person in that type of job starts using medical marijuana; and
  • A to-do list to prepare your workplace, including questions to consider when developing a medical marijuana policy.

 
Jackson will also explore various scenarios businesses may face involving applicants and employees who are certified for medical marijuana.
 
This session is geared toward business owners, HR professionals and upper-level management.  
 
About the Presenter:
 
Stuart Jackson advises employers on compliance with civil rights laws and developing personnel policies (including medical marijuana policies), employment agreements and covenants not to compete. Jackson also defends employers in federal and state court litigation and appeals involving claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Arkansas Civil Rights Act. He is listed among The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA “Leaders in Their Field” and Mid-South Super Lawyers, and has an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating through Martindale-Hubbell.
 
To register for the other session time 1:30 - 3:00 PM Click Here: 
http://public.fortsmithchamber.com/events/details/it-s-happening-marijuana-in-the-arkansas-workplace-8407