Medical marijuana in the workplace for the safety/HR professional.
Biography: Jim Yates is a Member of Eastman & Smith Ltd.’s Labor and Employment practice group and a SHRM Certified Senior Professional who has represented employers in employment and workplace safety matters for over 25 years. He represents employers in all facets of employment and workplace safety issues including workers’ compensation matters, defending workplace intentional tort claims and defending employers in OSHA matters throughout the country. He regularly consults with safety professionals and human resource professionals regarding the drafting and implementation of employment and safety related policies and conducts supervisor training. Jim is a frequent speaker at seminars regarding numerous employment law and workplace safety topics. He is active in the various Chambers of Commerce, human resource associations, safety councils, and contractor associations.