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On June 9th, Shane Swilley presented on a panel at ALFA International’s Insurance Law, Labor & Employment, and Professional Liability Practice Groups Seminar, in New York City on the ramifications of the legalization of marijuana.  The presentation included the employment-related issues and ramifications of state laws legalizing the use of marijuana including the question:  What can an employer do when an employee comes to work under the influence of marijuana in a state where the recreational or medical use of marijuana is legal?  The panel discussed case law related to medicinal use during work hours, restrictions on the use of equipment and machinery, drug testing implications and some peculiar state law nuances regarding employee termination or discipline for marijuana usage or influence in the workplace.