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

Are you testing for drugs and alcohol in the workplace? Make sure you know the right way to do so and have the proper policies in place.

Employers committed to maintaining a drug and alcohol-free workplace are increasingly faced with a myriad of state and federal laws on this topic, many of which are in conflict. Compliance has become more complicated by the growing trend of legalizing marijuana and cannabidiol (CBD) products. How can an employer comply with those laws, without their policies going up in smoke? This topic will discuss that issue and others, including how to handle requests to accommodate marijuana (and other drugs) used for medical reasons, what to do when a job candidate or employee tests positive for marijuana in a state where recreational or medical use is lawful, and a variety of other scenarios that arise from positive tests. Understand the how, what, and when of legally compliant and defensible drug and alcohol testing policies and procedures and prepare for the unexpected.

Runtime: 77 minutes
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Agenda

Drug and Alcohol Testing Procedures and Policies

  • The How, What, and When of Defensible Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace
  • The Spectrum of Laws Which Govern Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace
  • Reasonable Suspicion of Impairment, and How to Recognize It

The Legalization of Cannabis

  • What to Do When a Job Candidate Tests Positive for Marijuana, in a State Where Marijuana and/or CBD Is Lawful
  • How to Handle Requests to Accommodate Marijuana (and Other Drugs) Used for Medical Reasons
  • Maintaining a Drug Free Workplace Policy in a Marijuana State

Drug Testing Challenges

  • Example Scenarios - What to Do If
  • Best Practices for Handling the Unexpected
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This course was last revised on December 3, 2019.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.5
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Gregory P. Abrams

Gregory P. Abrams

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

  • Partner at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Counsels clients on matters involving drug and alcohol testing, criminal background checks, covenants not to compete, wage and hour law laws, and employee discipline and termination; his practice includes working with organizations to create separation agreements and releases, employee handbooks, and other employment policies
  • Defends companies in employment litigation, including representing employers in complex, classwide and systemic litigation
  • Deep experience in defending against class and collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII and Section 1981, including defeating class certification and prevailing on the merits
  • Regularly defends employers in a full range of employment cases, including claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and other state and federal anti-discrimination, wage and hour, and anti-retaliation laws
  • Represented employers in jurisdictions throughout the country, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor, and other state and local agencies
  • Wrote multiple publications and presented on a variety of employment law issues, including in particular on wage and hour law developments and compliance
  • J.D. degree, University of Chicago Law School; B.A. degree in economics and political science, summa cum laude, University of Pennsylva
Angela N. Johnson

Angela N. Johnson

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

  • Associate at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
  • Advises and defends employers inside and outside the courtroom; her litigation practice focuses on defending against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under Title VII, Section 1981, the ADA, and ADEA, and she counsels employers through day-to-day employment issues – from hiring to firing and everything in between, as well as the use of drug and alcohol testing, background checks, and workplace training and investigations
  • Regularly speaks at seminars on a variety of topics, including on drug and alcohol testing, the use of social media in the workplace, and many others
  • Has published several articles including, "Background checking Job Candidates? Stay in Compliance or Risk Employment Litigation,” and “Opioid Crisis: Keeping the Workplace Drug-Free and ADA Complaint”; she is also a chapter editor of “Age Discrimination in Employment Law,” published by Bloomberg Law
  • J.D. degree, University of Notre Dame; B.A. degree in political science, Indiana University - South Bend
  • Can be contacted at [email protected] or 317-237-1033
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Product ID: 406014
Published 2019
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