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April 22 business briefs

Seminar covers marijuana and workplace issues

McMINNVILLE — The Yamhill County Employer Council is sponsoring an event presented by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries that will explore marijuana issues in the workplace and how certain policies and practices may be affected.

The presentation comes as the social landscape evolves away from reviling marijuana and states have begun to legalize its recreational use, according to promotional materials for the event. As part of this shift, employers will have to address considerations such as privacy rights of employees and the related issues of accommodating employees with disabilities, which may intersect with the use of or addiction to alcohol and drugs.

Employers will learn about ensuring their policies are carefully constructed and that their practices are carried out with due consideration for potential legal pitfalls.

A registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the conference following at 9 a.m. April 29 in the DHS Large Conference room at 334 N.E. Norton Lane.

For more information, email Jeff Long with WorkSource Oregon at jeff.long@oregon. gov.

Garden club hosts sale

The Chehalem Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale, the group’s major fundraiser event for the year, during the first full weekend of May.

Members of the group raise annuals, perennials and vegetables in 4-inch and 1-gallon pots. The group will donate 10 percent of the sale’s net proceeds to the Newberg Public Library for garden- and plant-related books for the children’s section of the library.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/groups/ 188441151233534/.


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