At The Podium
Vaping in the Workplace: Current Compliance Challenges E-Cigarettes May Ignite
Should vaping be permit in the workplace or not? On one hand, vaping might boost productivity among employees trying to quit the use of traditional tobacco products when they don’t need to take smoke breaks. But e-cigarettes do emit fumes which could at the very least annoy coworkers and potentially trigger ADA-protected chemical sensitivities.
McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb discusses this emerging hot topic affecting employers at 19th Annual Advanced Employment Issues Symposium in Las Vegas, NV. Topics include:
- A look at the states that have all-out smoking bans for the workplace
- How “smoking” is generally defined, and why e-cigarettes don’t likely meet the meaning
- How e-cigarettes may test the limits of your anti-smoking policies
- If it makes sense to have a designated location for vaping
- Practical considerations to think about when deciding whether to ban e-cigarettes in your workplace
The Advanced Employment Issues Symposium delivers crucial employment law guidance and lively interaction with the nation’s leading authorities on best management practices and workplace policy development.