What’s the Buzz About: Legalized Marijuana and the Hospitality Industry

Event Details

This webinar, presented by Diyari Vázquez, a premier hospitality and employment lawyer from Michelman & Robinson, LLP, addresses the impact of legalized marijuana on the hotel and resort business and workplace. Ms. Vazquez will discuss the rising tide of states that permit the use of recreational and/or medical cannabis; the federal law that outlaws pot  and treats the drug no different than cocaine, heroin or LSD; the growing popularity of marijuana tourism – a boon to the hoteliers to be sure; and the potential issues that arise between employers and employees that smoke, vape or otherwise consume the substance. 

Webinar Pricing:   Members - Free   |   Non-member - $99


Webinar presented by:

Diyari Vázquez , Attorney, Michelman & Robinson, LLP - Diyari Vázquez is a premier hospitality and employment litigator in M&R’s Los Angeles office. Diyari's litigation practice includes labor and employment law, class actions and complex commercial litigation. She represents a variety of clients, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, in state and federal court as well as arbitration, with an emphasis on clients in the hospitality industry.

In practice for 15 years, Diyari has an impressive track record of successfully defending clients in a range of employment matters. She has litigated countless cases regarding wrongful and constructive termination, retaliation, harassment, discrimination, failure to accommodate, tip-pooling, and wage and hour violations.

Beyond the courtroom, Diyari’s clients look to her for advice on employment issues. Diyari counsels clients on compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws, and preparation of employee manuals and policies. As an added value to her clients, she is fluent in Spanish and, among other things, prepares materials for state-mandated sexual harassment training for both English and Spanish speaking employees. .