Americans are using prescription medications more than ever. For all of their benefits, many of the prescription drugs have addictive qualities and are subject to abuse, for instance marijuana. Even when used properly, those under the influence of some types of prescriptive medications are highly susceptible to accidents. As an employer you must have an answer to these questions. When can an employer require an employee to disclose his/her medications and what an employer needs to do?
We all have medical issues from time to time and sometime we need something over the counter or stronger that is prescribed by a physician. Though, the use of prescription drug is quite legal, the warning on the label always mentions not to operate heavy machinery while taking such medications. The risks are loud and clear. So, when can you – as an employer – regulate something that might be completely legal?
To find the answer join Susan Fahey Desmond in this 90-minute riveting session, where she will shed light on the workplace issues both employers and employees need to consider regarding the use of prescription drugs such as medical marijuana in the workplace.
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Who should attend
Risk managers, human resource professionals, supervisors, workers’ compensation professionals
Susan Fahey Desmond
Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading ... More info