Seyferth Blumenthal & Harris LLC (SBH) Managing Member Kim Jones detailed potential legal implications for employers based on three ballot measures involving the legalization of medicinal marijuana in Missouri. All three will be up for vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election.
An experienced labor and employment attorney, Jones discussed the potential conflicting legal obligations that legalized medicinal marijuana may present Missourians, particularly those who are federal contractors, given marijuana remains classified as an illegal controlled substance under federal law. She also discussed the potential consequences under state anti-discrimination laws for those employers who terminate employees who test positive for the drug but can demonstrate it was prescribed for medicinal reasons.
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Jones represents companies, not-for-profits, and higher education institutions in federal and state courts and before AAA and labor arbitration panels. She also counsels clients through complicated labor and employment issues, including harassment, effective supervision, and managing the absent employee.