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Preparing For And Properly Reacting To Legal and Illegal Drug and Alcohol Use In The Workplace - Webinar

  • ID: 4126026
  • Webinar
  • May 2017
  • 90 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Find out what your legal rights are when dealing with drug and alcohol use in the workplace.

In this rapidly changing legal environment, companies face a wide range of challenges pertaining to employee use of both legal and illegal drugs. Indeed, recognizing drug and alcohol abuse is outside the expertise of most managers and human resource personnel, while dealing with the problem improperly can lead to significant liability under federal and state law, including the Americans With Disabilities Act and employee privacy laws.

This topic will help you understand what laws may govern or affect workplace decisions relating to drugs and alcohol. You will also learn how to develop appropriate policies that can be tailored to particular workplaces, train managers on their role in the process, and properly document suspected employee drug and alcohol abuse and employee discipline.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to discuss how to develop employer policies.
  • You will be able to recognize and deal with drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace.
  • You will be able to identify what to do next if an employee is found to be under the influence or otherwise involved in unlawful conduct.
  • You will be able to review how to deal with collection sites and testing laboratories.
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Overview
- Statistics Relating to Drug and Alcohol Use in the Workplace

What Laws May Be Applicable
- Drug-Free Workplace Act
- Americans With Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act
- Statutes Prohibiting Discrimination in the Workplace
- Federal Regulations Governing Transportation and Defense Workers
- Federal Regulations Governing Entities Which Provide Drug and Alcohol Services
- EEOC Regulations on Legal and Illegal Drugs
- State and Local Statutes and Regulations
- State Common Law
- Collective Bargaining Agreement and Other Employer Policies

Developing Employer Policies
- Policy Which Prohibits Unlawful Drug and Alcohol Abuse vs. Policy Which Gives Employer the Right to Test Employees
- If Employees Are to Be Tested, When Are They Going to Be Tested?
- What Drugs Are to Be Tested and What Constitutes a Positive Test?
- What Is the Testing Protocol?
- What Happens to an Employee Who Tests Positive?

Recognizing and Dealing With Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace
- Common Signs and Traits That an Employee May Be Using Drugs or Abusing Alcohol
- Who Is Responsible for Dealing With Such Information (e.g., Supervisor, More Senior Manager or HR Representative)?
- What Training Should Be Provided?
- Issues Relating to Workplace Search and Surveillance
- You Have Decided That Someone Is Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol - What Are Your Next Steps?
- Do You Get the Police Involved and, If so, When and How?
- Use of Medical Review Officer

An Employee Is Found to Be Under the Influence or Otherwise Involved in Unlawful Conduct - What Do You Do Next?
- Discipline or Discharge
- Last Chance Agreements
- Following up With the Employee

Dealing With Collection Sites and Testing Laboratories
- Chain of Custody, Accuracy, Documentation, Providing Testimony, Indemnification of Employer
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Peter J. Ennis, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Mariah L. Passarelli, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
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This webinar is designed for human resource managers, attorneys, personnel managers, employee relations managers, presidents, vice presidents, business owners and managers, supervisors, compliance officers, payroll professionals and accountants.
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