Attorney Lisa McGlynn will join Sen. Bill Galvano and Dr. Nagi Kumar for Aug. 25 panel
TAMPA (August 18, 2017) – The legalization of medical marijuana in Florida has created a new set of challenges for business owners who must regulate employee use of the drug. Labor and employment attorney Lisa McGlynn, with the Tampa office of Fisher Phillips, will speak on a panel hosted by the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce to help Tampa Bay area employers navigate the new rules.
McGlynn will join Florida Sen. Bill Galvano and Moffitt Cancer Center’s Dr. Nagi Kumar to discuss the many ways medical marijuana affects the workplace.
Part of the discussion will involve employers’ legal rights and responsibilities surrounding medical marijuana. When Florida’s Amendment 2 passed in 2016 to expand the legal use of medical marijuana, the law did not fully explain how and to what extent employers would have to accommodate use the drug in their place of business. Lawmakers have since made several clarifications for employers, which McGlynn will cover on the panel.
The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce is hosting and organizing the event, titled “How Medical Marijuana Affects Your Business.” It will be held on Aug. 25 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the University Club of Tampa, 201 N. Franklin St. in Tampa.
McGlynn has worked as an attorney with Fisher Phillips since 2013 and she has defended employers in state and federal court on a wide variety of employment-related claims. She is the law firm’s lead attorney on medical marijuana issues in Tampa.
The panel discussion is part of the Chamber’s ongoing Public Policy Roundtable series, which covers key public policy issues that affect Tampa Bay businesses. To register, visit http://web.tampachamber.com/events/2017-Public-Policy-Roundtable-How-Medical-Marijuana-Affects-Your-Business-3287/details.
The panel discussion is open to both Chamber members and non-members.
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