Medical Marijuana in a Drug Free Workplace

May 19, 2022 - 7:30 AM (ET) - Centre Club, 123 S West Shore Blvd, Tampa
Hosted by Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL

About this Event

Join us Thursday, May 19th, for our Breakfast and Networking Event. 

Topic: Medical Marijuana in a Drug Free Workplace

Registration and Breakfast at 7:30am, presentation begins at 8:00am.   

Speakers will Discuss:

-          Florida Statute 440.102, Drug Free Workplace Requirements

-          Implications of Medical Marijuana’s in:

*Hiring and Pre-Employment

*Post Accident Testing

*Workers Compensation Claims

       -      Reasonable Suspicion & What It Means

       -      Impact on Safety Sensitive Positions

       -      Strategies for dealing with “Medical Marijuana” in the                                  Workplace


3 Objectives:

·       To better understand requirements of the Drug Free Work Place Program

·       The Impact of Medical Marijuana on employers in the hiring process, operations and when injuries occur

·       How you can modify your policies and procedures to be compliant but flexible in today’s tough employment market


Members $30, Non-Members $40

Register online and pay with PayPal. 

If you have participated in the Pre-Pay option for 2022, no need to register, you will be added automatically.


This Breakfast meeting is sponsored by:  

Featured Speakers

Helena P Amaral, JD, SPHR, VP of Legal and Human Resources

W3 Insurance & Risk Management

Helena is the Director of People and Culture at Wallace Welch & Willingham. She has been with the firm for the past 4 years and is tasked with recruitment, talent development, compliance and client consulting. Helena earned her law degree from Roger Williams University School of Law, and her Master’s Degree in Human Resources from the University of Rhode Island. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She practiced and litigated employment law cases prior to taking her skills and experience to the corporate environment. Helena is past co-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section for the Sarasota County Bar Association, and currently resides in Sarasota.


Liz Ivey, CRM, CIC, Claims Manager / Client Claims Advocate

W3 Insurance & Risk Management

Liz Ivey is the W3 agency Claim department manager. She has worked with the firm for the past 8 years and in the insurance industry for over twenty years. Liz specializes in workers’ compensation and currently holds a 220 Property & Casualty license and a 215 Life & Health license. Liz also has several insurance industry designations including Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) and a Certified Risk Manager (CRM). Liz works with clients and carriers to get the best possible outcome on claims. Her goal is to help clients mitigate the cost of claims to help businesses lower their total cost of risk. Liz grew up in Memphis and attended Germantown High School. She moved to the Florida Panhandle in 1997 and to St. Petersburg in 2019. She has a son who lives in Tampa.


Edward Buggy, CIC, CRM, Vice President & Partner

W3 Insurance & Risk Management

Edward partners with middle market business owners and C level executives on the development and implementation of client specific insurance and risk management solutions. He provides measurable results and creative options through a collaborative approach. He continues to be successful in assisting businesses better protect their assets, reduce claims and create long term strategies that lower their total cost of risk.

Specialties Include: Workers Compensation, Commercial Property & Casualty with a focus in the Construction, Manufacturing/Life Sciences and Technology.



Members: $30.00
Non-members: $40.00

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