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Most Common Pitfalls In Workplace Substance Abuse Policies

Webinar: ID# 1023861
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About This Course:
Employee substance abuse can cause safety and productivity issues. When combined with differing and often conflicting guidance provided by federal, state, and local authorities, the headache for a responsible employer can grow even larger.

This webinar will provide HR and legal professionals with the tools and background to avoid these pitfalls while addressing employee substance abuse and/or implementing a Drug-Free Workplace policy.

The material also explores practical examples and tips to assist in identifying issues before they cloud a disciplinary decision or subject the employer to potential liability as well as a review of relevant state and federal legal guidance in the ever evolving area of medical and recreational marijuana.

AGENDA

Who Should We Cover?
  • Scope of Coverage
  • When? Covering Off-Duty Conduct
  • Contractor Issues
  • Collective Bargaining Issues
Potential Loopholes
  • Is Prohibited "the Use and Possession of Illegal Drugs" Enough?
  • "Fitness-For-Duty" Policies
  • Post-Accident Testing Policies
  • Noncooperation/Refusal
  • Over-Promising EAP Coverage
  • Laying out the Penalties
  • How Much Guidance Is Too Much Guidance?
The Question of Marijuana
  • Background
  • The "State" of the Law
  • Balancing Issues
About The Presenter

Matthew F. Nieman
  • Partner and Litigation Manager in the Washington DC Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, whistleblower claims (including Dodd-Frank, the False Claims Act, and Sarbanes-Oxley), questions related to the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act of 1994 (“USERRA”), and workplace drug-testing issues
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous workplace-related topics, including sexual harassment, discrimination, substance abuse prevention, and litigation avoidance
  • Wrote several publications related to substance abuse prevention, and co-wrote the comprehensive Guide to State and Federal Drug-Testing Laws
  • Past president and current legislative liaison of the Dulles Chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), president of the Board of the Loudoun Literacy Council, and serves of the Board of the Cornell Club of Washington
  • J.D. degree, William & Mary School of Law; B.S. degree in industrial and labor relations, Cornell University
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