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Marijuana and Corporate Policies and Procedures: What Employers Need to Know (Mishawaka, IN)

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 8:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. EST
Mishawaka, IN
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Marijuana and Corporate Policies and Procedures: What Employers Need to Know (Mishawaka, IN)

Registration is from 8:00 – 8:30 AM

What effects do legalized Marijuana in Michigan have on employers?

Legalization of marijuana is growing throughout the U.S. Recently, Michigan became the 10th state to join suit – forcing the question: how should employers move forward with their drug policies?  

Join us for a timely event, where we will include perspectives from an employment law attorney and insurance carrier to understand how this change may impact your business.


  • How marijuana in the workplace (medical or recreational) affects your work comp policies
  • How to manage the evolving risks related to marijuana
  • How might your insurance and claims be affected by the change in Michigan law
  • Overview of state laws legalizing marijuana, focusing on Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana
  • Overview of federal law and policy regarding marijuana
  • Concerns about the effect of state laws like Michigan’s, which legalizes both medical and recreational use, including:
    • Possible changes to policies and procedures;
    • Determining whether an employee who has used marijuana has violated company drug-use policies;
    • Risks and benefits to companies of permitting any use of marijuana by employees that is lawful under state law; and
    • Appropriate discipline for employees who use marijuana lawfully under state law.


Mary Engler, CIC, CRM, CPCU / Regional Claim Director at The Hanover Insurance Group

Mary Engler is the Regional Claim Director for The Hanover Insurance Group’s Midwest Region.  Mary has worked for Hanover for 33 years and held many different positions in claims and underwriting.  In her current role, she works to connect large accounts, business unit partners and independent agents with claim department services and solutions across her region.

Mary received her CIC designation in 1992, the CPCU designation in 1995 and the CRM designation in 2000.  Mary is a graduate of the University of Phoenix in 2017 where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Management.  Over the course of working for Hanover, Mary has offered training courses to Hanover employees in the CGL products, contractual liability, additional insured endorsements, and umbrella coverages from a claim standpoint.  She also served in the mid 90’s on the CISR faculty offering personal auto and home courses.

Luis A. Rivera Head of General Liability Underwriting at The Hanover Insurance Group

Luis is an accomplished leader and attorney with more than 20 years of insurance industry experience, including deep underwriting, claims & sales expertise in a variety of roles. At the Hanover, he manages the General Liability portfolio and monitors the performance of this line of business. In addition, Luis currently serves as the Chair of the Hanover’s Cannabis Committee.  He has spent a majority of his career, as an underwriter, listening to customers (agents, brokers and insureds) to better understand their needs and tailoring products and services to deliver on those needs. His journey also includes roles in claims, working as an insurance agent, broker management, and leading business segments with direct accountability for strategy and execution.  

R. John Kuehn / Partner at SouthBank Legal: LaDue | Curran | Kuehn

Labor and employment law constantly evolves and challenges the most experienced business leaders. Since co-founding the firm in 2008, John has focused his practice on helping executives and HR professionals not just understand their legal obligations, but also make sound business decisions that are compliant, compassionate, and practical for their organizations.

John also educates clients and the business community on important labor and employment law topics. He presents regularly at seminars on subjects ranging from the Family and Medical Leave Act and Americans with Disabilities Act to workplace harassment and social media. Sometimes, a company’s leaders don’t see eye-to-eye with employees, and disputes arise.  John is also a registered civil mediator, focusing his mediation practice on disputes involving labor and employment law. Read full bio

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