Next Up on Coffee Talk: A Sobering Discussion on Workplace Drug Issues – May 24

More than 100 Americans die every day from opioid abuse.

The opioid epidemic has hit Ohio hard – affecting blue collar and white collar jobs. It has created challenges in hiring, productivity, absenteeism, and managing drug-related issues when they arise. Medical marijuana will be legal in Ohio this September, bringing with it another set of challenges.

How is your company handling these issues? Do you have the proper written policies, resources, and training? Be prepared, join our panel on May 24 for more on “Drugs in the Workplace: Ohio’s Opioid Crisis, Medical Marijuana, and the New Normal.”

What You’ll Learn:

  • Ohio’s medical marijuana law and the impact of the opioid epidemic
  • Signs of impairment and determining reasonable suspicion
  • Communication and privacy issues when handling a crisis
  • Best practices for addressing drug and alcohol issues at work
  • Workplace policies and protocols to prevent and deter liability
  • Attorney conduct as related to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct

Who Should Attend:
This program will benefit human resources directors and hiring managers, in-house counsel and legal staff, business owners, supervisors, business executives, and others who manage employment matters across all industries.

Meet the Panel:
We assembled a panel of speakers with decades of experience in crisis management, HR, conducting investigations, counseling clients, litigation, evaluating policies and procedures, clinical counseling and chemical dependency counseling, and neurosurgery. The panel will discuss what employers can do to mitigate risk, provide assistance to employees, and continue to foster a workplace culture of safety and well-being.

Kathleen Blasko-Stewart, PCC, LICDC, CEAP
Drug Free Workplace Trainer, EAP Consultant

Stephanie E. Harley
Partner, Employment & Labor Group
Ulmer & Berne LLP

Chris S. Karas, MD, ABNS
OhioHealth Neurological Physicians Group

Stella Skaljac, JD
HR Consultant

Barbara Paynter, APR, Fellow PRSA
Paynter Communications

About Coffee Talk:
Ulmer & Berne’s Employment & Labor Group launched a Coffee Talk series to cover critical HR concerns, employment issues, and more.

Podcast Now Available:
If you missed the first session on Workplace Harassment and the #MeToo movement, you can now hear or download the podcast, or watch the video with slides, in one of the following ways:

Next in the Series:
Please save the date for the third session in this Coffee Talk series:

June 19, 2018 – Wrench in the Plan: How to Navigate the New Age of Enforcement when ICE Comes Knocking

To register, please click here.