Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
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532 W. Market St.
Akron, OH 44303

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Sally Cox 
Summit County Safety Council 

Safety Council Meeting

August 15, 2018 


 Medical Marijuana Legal Update

James B. Yates, Esq., SHRM-SCP, SPHR

 Eastman & Smith LTD

Mr. Yates's presentation will focus on work place issues associated with legalized marijuana.

James B. Yates represents public and private sector employers in all facets of labor and employment law.  He has achieved the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

A member of Eastman & Smith, Mr. Yates's practice encompasses collective bargaining, general personnel planning and counseling, equal employment opportunity matters, workers' compensation and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Mr. Yates has represented employers in labor and employment law related matters with various agencies such as the Industrial Commission, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), State Employee Retirement Board (SERB), Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC), Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and in state and federal courts and arbitration tribunals. He regularly consults with clients regarding the drafting and implementation of employment policies and conducts supervisor training. Mr. Yates is a frequent speaker at seminars regarding a myriad of labor and employment law topics.