Jennifer Raphael Komsky earned her B.S. in 1994 from the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned her J.D. degree in 1997 at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. She was admitted to the State Bar in 1997. Current memberships include the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
Prior to specializing in employment law, Jennifer practiced in the areas of medical malpractice defense and business litigation. She has focused on employment law exclusively for over 15 years, defending employers in all phases of litigation before State and Federal Courts and administrative agencies. Jennifer regularly counsels human resource professionals and business owners, providing ongoing advice and guidance on company policies and personnel matters as well as conducting employee trainings. Jennifer’s clients include small and family-run businesses up to nationwide and global corporations. No matter the size of the business, Jennifer’s approach remains the same: determine the needs of the client early on and design the best strategy accordingly.
Too many employers bury their head in the sand when it comes to compliance with labor and employment laws, especially when certain of those local laws are in conflict with federal law. Many do not realize that claims for discrimination and harassment may stem from employment actions based on drug and alcohol policies. In this session, expert speaker Jennifer Raphael Komsky, Esq. will provide employers with the tools they need to ensure compliance with the ever-changing landscape of employment laws concerning marijuana, drug and alcohol use in the workplace.
This session will provide guidance in coordinating the recent legalization of recreational and medical marijuana in California and other states and jurisdictions with the need to keep the workplace drug free. Being proactive and knowledgeable about the limits imposed by law on both individuals and employers will alleviate many employment problems for the duration of the employment relationship. This session is essential for anyone tasked with the recruitment, hiring or management of employees.
You will be provided with reference documents, sample policies and legislative knowledge for regulations affecting the use, management and discipline concerning marijuana and other substances in California businesses.
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