California Regulatory Agencies Webinar Series

8 webinars $25 each (or $100 for all)

webinars 1 & 2 are free!

Starting with a FREE COVID-19 Response for you to understand what has changed for your business, you can get to know your friendly regulators in a safe space with trusted friends! Dale Sky Jones will moderate ALRBOSHA, and the Fair Employment & Housing representatives. The series will help employees know their rights & employers maintain a safe and productive workplace by ensuring they understand their responsibilities under the law. Be informed before enforcement begins! We will also be offering a free webinar on considerations specific to Equity Businesses.

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Upcoming Webinars
Webinar 6 : OSHA for Manufacturing License Types - Employee Rights & Protections (Employer focus)
1-hour w/ 30 min Q&A (1.5 hours total)

All employers in the cannabis industry, including those who manufacture, distribute, sell, and test cannabis products, must take steps to protect their employees from all health and safety hazards associated with their work. Concern for employee safety and protection of property during riots or armed robbery will be covered. 

Occupational health and safety regulations that may apply to manufacturing licenses in the cannabis industry:

Webinar 7 : OSHA for Retail License Types - Employee Rights (Employer focus)
1-hour w/ 30 min Q&A (1.5 hours total)

All employers in the cannabis industry, including those who distribute or sell cannabis products, must take steps to protect their employees from all health and safety hazards associated with their work. Core areas of responsibility including employer obligations and employee protections. Concern for employee safety and protection of property during riots or armed robbery will be covered. Occupational health and safety regulations that may apply to retail licenses in the cannabis industry:

 

Webinar 8 : Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) - Employee Rights Generally/Employee protections (Employer focus)
1-hour w/ 30 min Q&A (1.5 hours total)

The Department of Fair Employment and Housing is the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws. The mission of the DFEH is to protect the people of California from unlawful discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations and from hate violence and human trafficking. DFEH handles workplace harassment prevention training, equal opportunity, pay, and reasonable accommodations guidance. 

This webinar will include DFEH’s guidance on sensitive issues such as whether an employer may send an employee home if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19, whether during a pandemic an employer may ask an employee why they have been absent if they suspect its for a medical reason, whether an employer may reveal if an employee is quarantined and others. Regardless, the protections for employees against retaliation for standing up for their rights do not change.  Knowing the difference between appropriate employee discipline and retaliation is especially important to cannabis employers because employee rights violations can negatively impact your cannabis license.

Past Webinars
Webinar 1 : COVID-19 Critical Update for Businesses
1-hour w/ 30 min Q&A (1.5 hours total)

The sudden and immense impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented and has forced new additional rules and expanded interpretations of existing rules for the workplace. Knowing the difference between appropriate employee discipline and retaliation is especially important to cannabis employers because employee rights violations can negatively impact your cannabis license. Experts representing DFEH, ALRB, and Cal/OSHA will answer questions on issues related to reopening, employee rights, employer responsibilities, and employer liabilities. Agency panel discussion will provide critical information to employers regarding returning to work and related concerns for employers during the changing expectations around COVID-19.

This webinar will include: 

    • DFEH’s guidance on sensitive issues such as whether an employer may send an employee home if they are showing symptoms of COVID-19, whether during a pandemic an employer may ask an employee why they have been absent if they suspect its for a medical reason, whether an employer may reveal if an employee is quarantined and others.
    • Guidelines issued by Cal/OSHA for the Implementation of an Effective Injury and Illness Prevention Program
    • Restrictions on unsafe employee behavior and enforcement of discriminatory employer behavior, for the protections for employees against retaliation for standing up for their rights, do not change.

Webinar 2 : Equity - Outreach & Enforcement
1-hour w/ 30 min Q&A (1.5 hours total)

Panel presentation with DFEH, ALRB, and OSHA Agency representatives will provide information to support social equity businesses in the cannabis industry by providing key information about the protections against bias/discrimination regarding business ownership and employment opportunities in communities most impacted by the criminalization of cannabis. Understand the damaging long-term impact that past and current federal and state cannabis enforcement policies have had on black and brown communities in order to navigate compliance successfully.

Webinar 3 : ALRB (Part One) - Agricultural Labor Rights and Cultivation Employee Protections (Employer focus)
1-hour w/ 30 min Q&A (1.5 hours total) 

For all cultivation and nursery licenses, to help employers maintain a safe and
productive workplace by ensuring they are trained on their responsibilities under
the law. All CA agricultural employees, indoor included, have certain rights under
the Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA) to “ensure peace in the agricultural
fields by guaranteeing justice for all agricultural workers and stability in labor
relations.” The Act describes and protects the rights of agricultural employees to
make their own decisions about whether or not they want a union to negotiate
with their employer about their wages, hours, and other working conditions.
Where the employees have selected a union to represent them, the Act requires
that the employer bargain in good faith with the union concerning wages, hours,
and other working conditions. Even if no union is present, two or more workers
may act together to ask their employer to change their wages, hours, or other
terms and conditions of their employment without fear of discharge or retaliation.
The ALRB enforces the ALRA, conducts elections, and is the remedy for unfair
labor practices.

 

Webinar 4 : ALRB (Part Two) - Agricultural Labor Rights and Cultivation Employee Protections (Employer focus)
1-hour w/ 30 min Q&A (1.5 hours total)

For all cultivation and nursery licenses, to help employers maintain a safe and productive workplace by ensuring they are trained on their responsibilities under the law. All CA agricultural employees, indoor included, have certain rights under the Agricultural Labor Relations Act (ALRA) to “ensure peace in the agricultural fields by guaranteeing justice for all agricultural workers and stability in labor relations.” The Act describes and protects the rights of agricultural employees to make their own decisions about whether or not they want a union to negotiate with their employer about their wages, hours, and other working conditions. Where the employees have selected a union to represent them, the Act requires that the employer bargain in good faith with the union concerning wages, hours, and other working conditions. Even if no union is present, two or more workers may act together to ask their employer to change their wages, hours, or other terms and conditions of their employment without fear of discharge or retaliation. The ALRB enforces the ALRA, conducts elections, and is the remedy for unfair labor practices.

Webinar 5 : Cal/OSHA for All Cultivation License Types - Employee Rights & Protections (Employer focus)
1-hour w/ 30 min Q&A (1.5 hours total)

The Division of Occupational Safety and Health, known as Cal/OSHA, protects and improves the health and safety of working people in California through setting and enforcing standards, providing education and assistance, issuing permits, licenses, certifications, registrations, and approvals. All employers in the cannabis industry, including those who cultivate, manufacture, distribute, sell, and test cannabis products, must take steps to protect their employees from all health and safety hazards associated with their work.

Occupational health and safety regulations that may apply to cultivation employers in the cannabis industry:

Save $50

By purchasing all 8 webinars
together for $100

Save $50

By purchasing all 8 webinars
together for $100