Brett Schneider, Chair of the Labor & Employment group at Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, recently spoke at three conferences, where he provided advice to employers about addressing medical marijuana in the workplace. He presented at the 36th Annual Florida Municipal Attorneys Association Seminar in St. Petersburg, Florida with a presentation entitled, "Medical Marijuana from the Municipal Employer’s Perspective."
In addition, he also presented at the Florida League of Cities’ Center for Municipal Research & Innovation (CMRI) Summer Research Symposium on, “Medical Marijuana and Your City: Facts, Fiction and Moving Forward” in Orlando. At this conference, Schneider also offered a legal overview of the employment implications of medical marijuana.
Further, he offered a Presentation at the 7th Annual TSG Labor & Employment Law Conference called “Drug Alert – Medical Marijuana in the Work Place” hosted by The Seminar Group. At this conference, Schneider once again provided vital information on the impact of medical marijuana in the workplace.
“The legalization of medical marijuana in Florida has major implications on Florida employers and their drug testing policies and we are focused on providing special insight to employers on this critical issue,” said Schneider. “These seminars were the ideal setting to share this essential information.”
Schneider represents clients in collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice proceedings and grievance proceedings. He also has extensive experience representing clients in all phases of employment litigation, up to and including, trial on matters arising under federal, state and local employment laws such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Federal Constitutional claims asserted under 42 U.S.C. 1981 and 1983 and the Florida Civil Rights Act.
Schneider is admitted to practice law by the Florida Bar, New York Bar and the District of Columbia, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and by the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York.
He received his undergraduate degree, with honors, from the University of Maryland and his juris doctor, with honors, from George Washington University National Law Center.