February 11, 2021

It’s Almost 4:20 in Virginia: What Employers Need to Know About Marijuana Laws

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HRCI and SHRM recertification credits approved.

This session will discuss the current state of the law in Virginia regarding marijuana, anticipated changes, and how employers should address marijuana issues, including ADA accommodation, at work.


Anne Bibeau

Anne Graham Bibeau is the Vandeventer Black’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Manager. She focuses her practice on labor and employment law, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, tax litigation, and the emerging hemp industry. She advises clients on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), discrimination and harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), disability law, labor relations, employment agreements, and other labor and employment matters. She also serves as an arbitrator and mediator and is an American Arbitration Association (AAA) Employment Law Arbitrator.

Anne has been advising clients on labor and employment law matters for more than twenty years. She works closely with clients to guide employment decisions to minimize risk. She drafts employment agreements, including agreements for executives, non-compete agreements, arbitration agreements, and severance agreements. She advises clients on managing employee leave issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and FMLA. She assists clients in properly classifying independent contractors and FLSA exempt employees and other wage and hour issues.

Jonathan Gallo

Jonathan Gallo is a member of the Vandeventer Black’s Hemp & Medical Cannabis Group, the Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Group, and the Government Contracts Practice Group. Jonathan advises business in the emerging hemp and medical cannabis industries as well as businesses in various technology related fields, advising clients on a range of matters related to hemp and cannabis regulations, contract negotiations, data privacy and security, data breach planning and response, cyber risk liability and compliance, software development and licensing, and other technology related matters. Jonathan has also advised businesses and individuals concerning federal fi rearms laws.

Before joining Vandeventer Black, Jonathan was an attorney in state government at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Jonathan was a member of the Department’s team responsible for the development and implementation of the State of New Hampshire’s first therapeutic cannabis program which continues to this day. That three-year effort included the development of the program model, program regulations, the dispensary applications process, selection of dispensaries, and the eventual licensing of four therapeutic cannabis dispensaries that are the first of their kind in the state. Presently, Jonathan assists businesses in the emerging hemp and cannabis related industries, including advising clients on state and federal laws concerning these industries, contract negotiations, and licensing issues.

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