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Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management

Recent developments with respect to medical marijuana laws at the state level raise new questions for employers on top of existing issues surrounding drug testing and substance abuse management in the workplace.

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We bring together attorneys with extensive knowledge of the wide range of issues implicated in workplace drug testing and substance abuse management with experienced attorneys from our Workplace Safety and Health and Disability, Leave and Health Management Practices to provide comprehensive advice and counsel on these sensitive workplace law challenges.

To assist employers with their drug testing and substance abuse management objectives, we advise clients concerning the legal issues and requirements imposed by federal, state and local laws and regulations. We routinely prepare and review policies to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations requiring and/or regulating drug testing and substance abuse programs.

We assist clients in making “reasonable suspicion” determinations, assessing methods of “random” testing and determining appropriate disciplinary actions for substance abuse policy violators. Our attorneys also draft agreements for employees who agree to enter treatment and rehabilitation programs, and we advise employers who oppose claims for unemployment compensation following termination for a positive drug test.

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Pay Equity is “Comp”licated: New Laws, New Reporting, & How to Protect your Organization

April 27, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
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Medical and Recreational Marijuana at Work - 2015 Round-Up

December 16, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management Webinar Series

November 17, 2015 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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February 21, 2018

Maine Recreational Marijuana Law Limits Drug Testing, Disciplinary Consequences Imposed by Employers

February 21, 2018

A provision of Maine’s recreational marijuana law prohibits employers from taking adverse employment actions for off-premises marijuana use, as of February 1, 2018. This law effectively prevents Maine employers from testing for marijuana for pre-employment purposes. The law also affects employers who employ employees subject to federal... Read More

January 29, 2018

Fitness Industry Workplace Law Update – Winter 2018

January 29, 2018

Welcome to our premiere issue! Our goal is to keep fitness industry clients and contacts informed about employment and labor law issues that may affect your organizations. We hope you find this newsletter valuable and invite you to share it with interested colleagues and contacts. In this issue, we provide a brief summary of hot... Read More

January 24, 2018

2018: The Year Ahead for Employers

January 24, 2018

An executive summary of recent changes in workplace law and a look ahead to 2018. Read More

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February 21, 2018
Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business

Kathryn Russo's Congressional Testimony Before House Subcommittee Highlighted

February 21, 2018

Kathryn Russo is highlighted for her recent Congressional testimony before House Subcommittees on the opioid epidemic and implications for workplaces in "Wake Up Call: Ex-Skadden Lawyer Gives Mueller Guilty Plea, Not Cooperation," published by Bloomberg BNA Big Law Business. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

February 20, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Attorney Kathryn J. Russo Testifies Before House Subcommittees on Impacts of Opioids in the Workplace

February 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 20, 2018) Kathryn J. Russo, Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C., testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions and the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections during a joint hearing on "The Opioids Epidemic: Implications for America's Workplaces" in... Read More

February 15, 2018
SHRM

Matthew Nieman Discusses Best Drug-Testing Methods for Job Candidates

February 15, 2018

Matthew Nieman discusses which method of drug-testing job candidates is most effective in "Hair, Saliva or Urine—Which Is Best for Drug-Testing Job Candidates?" published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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