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For our February chapter meeting we welcome Tony Giardini  (see bio below) who will educate GLCC SHRM members and guests on Medial Marijuana - an important and timely topic that all of us in the HR community have to face. 

TOPIC: Medical Marijuana  -It is now legal to use medical marijuana in Ohio and employers across the state are asking:

  • Do I have to allow employees to use medical marijuana? 
  • Can I allow employees to use medical marijuana? 
  • Can I prohibit the use at work and outside of work? 
  • Should I review my company’s drug policy with an attorney to consider the impact of medical marijuana? 

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
Where: Spitzer Center, Room SP207/208 (2nd floor), Lorain County Community College in Elyria
Time: 11:30-1:00 pm (11:30 am networking, 11:45 am lunch begins / Speaker begins at 12pm)
RSVP: https://glcc.mightevent.com/events/event-Results.cfm  no later than Monday, 2/18 @ 4 pm.
Cost: $20 members/$25 guests (payable day of meeting via cash, check or credit card) 

This program is pending approval for 1.0 SHRM Credit

PresenterTony Giardini is the owner of Anthony B. Giardini Co., LPA in Lorain. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Miami University of Ohio with a double Major in Economics and Political Science.  He earned his Juris Doctor Degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Tony was admitted to practice law in the State of Ohio and before all U.S. District Courts in Ohio which include the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court and the United States Tax Court.  Tony was also the Staff attorney Lorain County Legal Aid Society and currently provides legal services to clients of the Legal Aid Society on a pro bono basis. Tony has served as the Assistant Director of Law for the City of Lorain.  Tony is the current General Counsel to Spitzer Autoworld and Lorain City School District and an active trial lawyer practicing in Municipal, Common Pleas and Federal Courts and Appellate Courts. Tony authored the legislation for a pilot project land based Casino in City of Lorain –Legislation was passed by the Ohio House of Representatives in March of 1989 but was tabled by a Senate Committee.Tony is a principal member of GTI Ohio, which has been awarded 5 medical marijuana dispensary licenses and a medical marijuana processing license.

Please visit our events page for full details including speaker's bio: https://glccshrm.com/cmsglcc/index.php/meetings-and-events/upcoming-meetings.html

We also welcome representatives from The Lorain County Board of Mental Health who will take a brief moment to share with our HR Community informatoin on their "Working Minds" program, a suicide prevention program for the workplace.  Please view this flyer for details.