LEGAL UPDATE: Marijuana, Background Checks and Independent Contractors – What Do I Need to Know?**
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LEGAL UPDATE: Marijuana, Background Checks and Independent Contractors – What Do I Need to Know?**

When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Taylor English
1600 Parkwood Circle
Suite 200
Atlanta, Georgia  30339
United States
Contact: SHRM-Atlanta

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Marijuana, Background Checks and Independent Contractors – What Do I Need to Know? | NEW DATE: February 11, 2020

Everyone knows that in tight labor market, securing and retaining talent is a challenge. Changing regulations and trends on independent contractors, marijuana laws, and background checks just add to the challenges of talent acquisition. This “Did You Know” discussion is a deep dive into these three areas. We’ll start with:

  • Did you know that use of independent contractors can expose your company to significant liability?
  • Did you know that in some states you are limited regarding employees who test positive to marijuana?
  • Did you know that background checks need to comply with the Federal Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)?

We’ll end on the impact independent contractors, legalized marijuana and background checks have on day-to-day business functions.



7:30 - 8:00 am     Registration& Breakfast

8:00 - 9:30 am     Program with Announcements and Q&A


Featured SpeakerS

Glianny Fagundo

Glianny Fagundo prides herself in partnering with clients to design and implement workplace policies and practices that are not just compliant with the law, but that further business goals and protect a company’s culture. Her years as a high-stakes employment and business litigator gave her a full appreciation of the value, and cost, of human capital. As a result, her employment law counsel and advice is carefully designed to maximize returns and decrease risks. Ms. Fagundo routinely counsels national employers on a multitude of workplace issues, including wage and hour, worker classification, joint employer/single enterprise, religious and disability accommodations, discipline, terminations, RIF’s, executive employment agreements, and background checks. She also continues to defend companies in high-stakes cases including claims for restrictive covenants violations, discrimination, collective FLSA/wage, contractual breaches, fraud, consumer disputes, professional liability and products liability. Some of the industries in which Ms. Fagundo has considerable experience include healthcare, restaurants and hospitality, retail, professional services, transportation and logistics, and media/entertainment. Ms. Fagundo's engaging personality and natural public speaking knack have resulted in numerous invitations to address and train management and trade groups on policies and legal developments.


 Raanon Gal

Raanon Gal focuses his practice on defending employers in employment discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wage and hour, harassment and wrongful termination litigation. Mr. Gal also helps companies with risk management and instituting preventative measures to avoid liability. He has represented clients in a variety of industries and has provided representation under Employment Practice Liability Insurance arrangements. He also has experience in representing clients concerning cases involving noncompete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, employment/business torts and wage and hour litigation. His practice also encompasses all areas relating to the counseling, training and representation of management clients in federal and state courts, as well as before state and local agencies. Mr. Gal frequently writes and lectures on the FMLA, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), record retention requirements and sexual harassment avoidance. He also drafts employee handbooks, employer policies and executive employment agreements.



Advanced Registration Deadline: January 28, 2020

Advanced Regular
Member $40 $55
Future Member $60 $75
Student Member $20 $35

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2849 Paces Ferry Road, SE
Overlook 1, Suite 205
Atlanta, GA 30339


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Deadline: February 4, 2020

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Taylor English