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MHVSHRM June 14, 2018 Breakfast Meeting

June 14, 2018
8:15 AM to 10:30 AM
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Orange County E911 Center
22 Wells Farm Road
Goshen, NY 10924

Mid-Hudson Valley

Society for Human Resource Management

June 14, 2018

Monthly Meeting

Opioid Crisis - Considerations in the Workplace


LOCATION:              Orange County E911 Center

                                 22 Wells Farm Road

                                 Goshen, NY 10924


DATE & TIME:         Thursday, June 14, 2018

                                 8:15 - 8:45 am: Registration

                                 NO Breakfast             

8:45 - 9:15: Announcements & Introductions

9:15- 10:30AM: Program

COST:  Free, no charge this month 



This program will focus on the Opioid Epidemic; distinguish between illegal drug users and employees using lawful prescription medications; drug testing for opioids, and the steps employers can take to address the crisis.

                                                         ABOUT THE SPEAKER


Kathryn J. Russo is a Principal in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C., where she has worked for 22 years.  She is a firm resource on the legal issues implicated in workplace drug and alcohol testing arising under federal, state and local laws, and is the Leader of the firm’s Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management Practice Group.


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 (including all agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation), 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.


Ms. Russo received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Tufts University and her J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where she was the Articles & Commentary Editor for the Fordham Urban Law Journal. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the Court of Appeals For the Second Circuit.

* This program has been approved for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits*




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