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Title: CLE Roundtable Webinar: Opioids and Marijuana: Coping with a Workplace Quagmire

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Time: 1:00 PM EDT

Duration: 1 hour

  CLE Roundtable Webinar: Opioids and 
  Marijuana: Coping with a Workplace Quagmire

CLE credits are only offered for live attendance and are complimentary.

With the opioid crisis still peaking across America and marijuana becoming lawful in a growing number of states, employers are often at a loss when it comes to staying abreast of sometimes conflicting compliance requirements. Organizations are also trying to implement appropriate workplace policies as avenues of assistance for staff who need help.

Add to that the patchwork of federal and state laws that may apply, and employees’ need for accommodations or leave to deal with addiction or other drug abuse issues, and employers understandably feel they are facing a quagmire of potential compliance problems.

On May 22, 2019, a panel of all-star attorneys, moderated by Wolters Kluwer legal analyst Pamela Wolf, will share their insights into both the pitfalls and best practices for dealing with issues related to employee opioid and marijuana use in the workplace.

The roundtable discussion will address several key topics, including:

  • Current federal and state laws that may apply 
  • What you need to know about drug testing
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Effective workplace policies and procedures

John Doran
Sherman & Howard LLC
Kathryn J. Russo
Jackson Lewis P.C.

This program is currently pending approval of CEU from The Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® . Registration requires a complete Name, Title, Organization, and a valid business Email Address.

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. is pleased to partner with Above the Law for CLE accreditation.*  Upon the conclusion of each webinar an informal certificate of completion will be issued by Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. Attendees will also receive an official certificate via email from Above the Law's third party CLE provider, Marino Law. 

*CLE available for NY, NJ and CA. A Uniform Certificate of Attendance for CLE credit will be issued for all other states.

You know that scientist in the action movie who has all the right answers if only the government would just pay attention? Eric B. Meyer, Esq. gets companies HR-compliant before the action sequence. Serving clients nationwide, Eric is a Partner at FisherBroyles, LLP, which is the largest full-service, cloud-based law firm in the world, with approximately 215 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Eric is also a volunteer EEOC mediator, a paid private mediator, and publisher of The Employer Handbook

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John Alan Doran has over 25 years of experience counseling and successfully representing employers in all facets of labor and employment law matters. He regularly represents employers in mass employment, wage/hour class and collective action litigation, as well as employment discrimination, public accommodations discrimination, and wrongful termination litigation. He also represents management in areas of traditional labor law, including the defense of unfair labor practices charges, the orchestration of campaigns to prevent workplace unionization, representation proceedings, and arbitrations. He also regularly counsels clients on prevention strategies, executive employment contracts, downsizing, personnel policies, and merger/acquisition employment issues.

Eric B. Meyer
FisherBroyles LLP 
Kathryn Russo is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a firm resource on the legal issues implicated in workplace drug and alcohol testing arising under federal, state and local laws. Ms. Russo assists clients with workplace problems involving drugs and alcohol, and gives advice about compliance with all pertinent drug and alcohol testing laws. She prepares substance abuse policies to comply with all federal drug and alcohol testing regulations, as well as the drug and alcohol testing laws of all 50 states. In addition, she defends employers in litigation where drug and alcohol test results are at issue, and frequently conducts “reasonable suspicion” training for employers in connection with their substance abuse policies. Ms. Russo also counsels employers on leave and disability management issues arising when employees seek leave for substance abuse rehabilitation.

Pamela Wolf
Senior Employment Law Analyst
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Pamela Wolf is a senior employment law analyst for Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. She has been with the company since 2005. Pamela tracks and analyzes employment law issues, including White House and federal agency developments, federal regulations, court decisions, state and federal legislation, and labor and employment trends. She is a contributing editor to Employment Law Daily and Corporate Counsel News-Trends and Developments. Pamela presents an annual review of labor and employment developments in What Are the Experts Saying (WATES) Webinars. Her publication credits also include Employment Practices Guide; EEOC Compliance Manual; Labor Law Reports: and the CCH Law, Explanation, and Analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. As a practicing attorney, her experience includes employment and civil rights matters. Sexual harassment in the workplace is an issue that she has tracked and covered extensively.