Creating Policies for a Healthy, Drug-Free Workforce

Thursday, May 7, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET 90 minutes

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Seven in 10 workplaces are affected by prescription and non-prescription drug misuse, according to a recent National Safety Council survey. 

Whether it's opioids, marijuana, or other drugs and substances, there is an epidemic in the workplace, and creating a healthy and drug-free workforce can be a daunting task.

Adding to the difficulties, marijuana is becoming legal across the US. Navigating the mess of conflicting do's and don'ts of current Federal and state statutes, when it comes to drugs in the workplace policies, is truly difficult. 

Join noted labor lawyer James Castagnera wo will tell your organization how it can create well-balanced workplace drug policies critical to a healthy, drug-free workforce.





  • Generate effective drug and alcohol abuse policies that meet the challenges of this new era of legalized marijuana and the opioid epidemic
  • Recent court decisions: Requirements to accommodate legal use of opioids and marijuana (and their impact on your legal obligations under FMLA, the ADA, HIPAA, and other federal laws)
  • How changing marijuana laws affect workplace substance abuse programs and current policies you already have in place
  • Changing law and regulations, and what they mean to you!
  • The impact of mandated drug testing for applicants and current employees, employer obligations, avoiding disability discrimination claims and other legal challenges for employers
  • The warning signs employees can display when they're suffering from drug abuse or addiction
  • Anticipating an opioid-overdose crisis: Preparative steps and effective responses to an opioid overdose
  • Post-accident drug testing tips to keep you in compliance while investigating any incident
  • Defining substance abuse for your company (Exactly what substances and behaviors are prohibited)
  • Setting expectations for your employees
  • Clear cut responsibilities: Who should be responsible for carrying out and enforcing the policy
  • Creating consequences for violating your policy, and the procedures for determining whether an employee has violated the policy


Dr. Jim Castagnera, Esq. is a sought-after speaker and teacher, successful author, and accomplished consultant who assists his clients in meeting their current HR compliance challenges with clear and practical solutions. He holds a JD and a PhD from Case Western Reserve University. Following ten years as an employment and labor lawyer with a major Philadelphia law firm, he served for 23 years as in-house legal counsel at Rider University. With 20 published books, mostly on HR-law topics, he teaches HR compliance in Drexel University’s Kline School of Law and is president of his own consulting company.

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