If you are worried that, between the opioid epidemic and the expansion of medical and recreational marijuana laws, your employees will increasingly be coming to work under the influence, you are not alone. I’ve spoken on several panels lately where medical marijuana is a topic of discussion. We also recently blogged on the issue. Mostly, these discussions center around testing policies and whether accommodations have to be made.
I recently had the opportunity to be part of a panel talking about substance abuse in the workplace. The panel was put on by NJBIZ. For me, this was a very unique panel. I did cover the usual issues about when you can test, what can be done with positive results, and what accommodations need to be made. However, the interesting thing for me was that the rest of the panel were all addiction recovery specialists who talked about resources for employers and employees.
If you are interested, you can check out the video of the panel here.