California Auto Dealer – Updates on Marijuana and Drug Use Testing Laws

February 2018

Over 30 Years’ Experience Handling Buy/Sells And Automotive Law    
       February 2018

Erin K. Tenner, Esq.
The following articles examine issues of importance surrounding the legalization of marijuana in California and the impact of prescription drug use in the workplace. Now is the time for prudent employers to consider updating or creating a tailored drug use policy to limit liability and avoid legal challenges down the road. If you have questions about new laws or how they may affect your business, please contact me at (818) 907-4071 or etenner@grayduffylaw.com.

Marijuana and Insurance Law

While federal law continues to prohibit marijuana use and distribution, state laws are more frequently permitting it. Now that California has legalized recreational use of marijuana, you may want to consider how to limit exposure caused by marijuana use.

Click here to read “Marijuana and Insurance Law.”

Consider a Prescription Drug Use Policy to 
Avoid Lawsuits

The issue of privacy has become a matter of paramount importance in modern life, particularly with regard to medical issues. Most employers have drug testing policies for illegal drugs, but prescription medication use can also be a source of liability for an unwitting employer. With the legalization of marijuana, clarifying your drug use policies to make clear even prescription use of marijuana will not be permitted, is a good idea.

Click here to read “Consider a Prescription Drug Use Policy to Avoid Lawsuits.”

UPCOMING WEBINAR: 
“Buy Sells Part IV: Owners’ Agreements”

An owner’s agreement is an agreement among owners of a business that governs the relationships and rights of each owner of the business. The type of agreement you have depends on the legal form of your business. “Buy Sells Part IV: Owners’ Agreements” will examine:
  • Types of owners’ agreements.
  • Consequences of not having an owners’ agreement.
  • What must be included in a properly drafted agreement.
  • How owners’ agreements provisions protect businesses.
Look for this webinar at the end of April. Registration details to follow.

Please Note: 
These articles are necessarily general in nature and do not substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular matter. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.

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Erin K. Tenner
(818) 907-4071 / etenner@grayduffylaw.com

Please Note: This article is necessarily general in nature and is not a substitute for legal advice with respect to any particular case. Readers should consult with an attorney before taking any action affecting their interests.