Christopher Kelly was quoted in SHRM discussing marijuana laws and their impact on the workplace. "Employers who operate in those jurisdictions may need to make adjustments to their existing policies," said Christopher. He expects to see small, incremental changes at the federal level, which could include proposals to reduce or remove criminal penalties for marijuana-related offenses or to allow financial institutions to handle money from marijuana businesses that already operate legally under state law. "While change is always possible at the federal level, employers are more likely to see significant changes coming from state and local legislation," he said. "Unless and until marijuana becomes legalized at the federal level or state laws become more uniform, employers face a complicated and ever-changing landscape."
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