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Everything You Wanted to Know About Drug and Alcohol Testing but Were Afraid to Ask

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Workplace substance abuse and drug/alcohol testing presents a wide variety of landmines employers must navigate to ensure legal compliance.

While testing serves a wide variety of business purposes ranging from screening out applicants who are current illegal drugs users to minimizing workplace accidents and work related injuries and improving employee attendance, navigating the requirements of the legal landscape in these areas can be daunting.

Receive a working understanding of both government regulated (U.S. Department of Transportation) as well as nonregulated workplace testing requirements under the laws of multiple states.

Answers to difficult questions will be provided such as employer rights when employees claim lawful medical or recreational marijuana use under state law that would otherwise be prohibited by policy, how to treat prescription drug use that could create safety issues, leave for treatment scenarios and voluntary disclosures of illegal drug use or drug/alcohol abuse.

Agenda

The Business Case for Workplace Drug/Alcohol Testing
    Overview of Workplace Substance Abuse and Drug and Alcohol Testing Issues
      U.S. Department of Transportation Drug/Alcohol Testing – the Origin of Workplace Testing
        Drafting and Implementing Drug/Alcohol Testing Programs for Multistate Compliance
        • States With Mandatory Testing Laws
        • States With Voluntary Testing Laws
        • Medical and Recreational Marijuana
        Disability Discrimination, Accommodation and Leave Issues and Return-To-Duty and Follow-up (Treatment Program) Testing
          About The Presenter

          Dale L. Deitchler
          • Shareholder, Littler Employment and Labor Law Solutions Worldwide
          • Nationally recognized and trusted legal advisor in the areas of workplace substance abuse and drug and alcohol testing for nearly two decades
          • Wrote a three-part series of articles for Inside Counsel on testing policies and related issues, as well as articles and/or interviews in these areas in the American Lawyer and Minnesota Lawyer
          • J.D. degree, University of Minnesota Law School, B.A. degree, summa cum laude, Creighton University
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