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H R Roundtable

   Medical Marijuana













12:00 – 1:30 p.m.


The cost for the H R Roundtable is Chamber members $25,

non-members $40 per person, and included lunch

Medical Marijuana has been legalized in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for nearly a year with the system of dispensaries soon to be licensed and constructed. What does that mean for you as an employer, HR representative or business owner?

Join us for an interactive roundtable to weed through the workplace impact of this new law. To help clear up any confusion or misunderstandings, Steve Boell will take you through the law and explain what exactly Medical Marijuana in Pennsylvania means. Jake Sitman will expand on what the law means from the human resources point of view and share best practices for you to consider and implement when the law takes effect. Theresa Schwartzer will help explain what the impact is from the employer’s view and share some of the steps her company is taking to prepare for Medical Marijuana being legalized. Don’t get caught unaware when the law goes into effect – register for this HR Roundtable today.


Steven Boell, Shareholder, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.

Steven T. Boell is a shareholder in the Firm’s Real Estate, Land Use & Development and Healthcare Groups. Mr. Boell regularly represents clients in the healthcare industry in a variety of transactions and proceedings, including compliance with the Federal Stark and Anti-Kickback Laws, real estate transactions and the structuring of joint ventures.  He also represents developers and other property owners before municipal bodies and other administrative agencies in obtaining zoning land development approvals.  Mr. Boell represents condominiums and planned communities in issues relating to their formation, management, governance and operation.

Jacob Sitman, Shareholder, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C.

Jacob M. Sitman is a shareholder in the Employment Law & Labor Relations Group. He represents both private and public employers in a wide array of employment law and traditional labor matters.  Mr. Sitman litigates claims of discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, breach of contract, wrongful discharge and workplace safety claims filed in state and federal courts, with administrative agencies and in arbitration (union grievance, Act 111, and private employment claims), including but not limited to matters filed with the U.S. Department of Labor, EEOC, PHRC, NLRB, OSHA. He has also been successful in wage and hour, noncompete and trade secret litigation and appeals. Currently Mr. Sitman is also the Northampton County Assistant Solicitor for Labor & Employment Matters.

Theresa Schwartzer, Univest

 M. Theresa Schwartzer is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania headquartered in Souderton.  In this capacity, Theresa supervises the recruiting, compensation, training, organizational development, employee relations and benefit functions for more than 800 employees.  Previously, she was the Director of Human Resources for Cabrini University in Radnor, PA, and began her Human Resources career with Mellon Bank in its Northeastern Region.  She is currently a Board Member for the Pennsylvania Bankers Member Services Corporation, and past Chair of the Bankers Health Care Consortium Board; Personnel Committee Chair and Past Board President for the North Penn United Way, an Advisory Committee member and Past Board Development Chair for Child, Home and Community in Doylestown; and a Board member and Personnel Committee member for Generations of Indian Valley.  

Reservations may be made by calling or email the chamber office.