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Practical Approaches to Worker Impairment: Marijuana Legalization & Beyond

Tuesday, November 15th
2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

This session will cover optimal approaches for contractors to effectively respond to impaired workers on the job. The construction industry faces especially unique challenges with the legalization of cannabis in multiple states as well as more prevalent accessibility of other substances that can affect worker impairment.  This presentation will shed light on how to approach worker impairment on the job to keep your jobsites safe and drug-free.

Lauren Rayner Davis - Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Lauren Rayner Davis is an associate in Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Practices group.  She represents employers on a wide range of labor and employment issues such as labor contract administration, collective bargaining agreement negotiations, unfair labor practices, discrimination, harassment, terminations, layoffs, reasonable accommodations, investigations, application of state and federal family and medical leave acts, interpretation of wage and hour laws, defense of Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and Directors & Officers (D&O) claims, and provides day-to-day advice on related legal issues.  

Lauren practices before New York and New Jersey State Courts as well as in the District of Columbia and Federal and State Agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New Jersey State Division on Civil Rights.  She is also certified as a New Jersey court-trained mediator.  Prior to joining Peckar & Abramson as an associate, Lauren was a judicial law clerk in the Civil and Appellate Divisions of the New Jersey Superior Court and a judicial intern in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  Lauren earned her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where she served on the executive editorial board of the Brooklyn Law Review, and her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Southern California.