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March 23 Employer Breakfast Seminar Addresses Drug Testing in the Workplace

For immediate release
March 9, 2007

WETHERSFIELD, An increasingly complicated topic facing Connecticut employers these days -- the issue of drug testing in the workplace -- will be discussed during a March 23 breakfast seminar for area businesses.   

The morning event, titled Drug Testing in the Connecticut Workplace: Are You Confused Yet? will be offered 8 to 11 a.m. at the agency's Central Office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard in Wethersfield. 

The seminar is part of the Connecticut Department of Labor's ongoing Employer Education Breakfast Seminar series. The morning includes a continental breakfast, along with plenty of information to help employers better understand both federal and state drug testing laws. The event will also answer such questions as when and if drug testing is appropriate, and examine how frequently an employee can be tested. 

“Drug testing can be a confusing issue for employers and our goal is to clarify both state and federal law," explains State Labor Commissioner Patricia H. Mayfield. "This seminar is geared toward human resource professionals, business owners and managers, attorneys and any business owner who needs to learn more about their rights and responsibilities for drug testing in the workplace.” 

Presenting the seminar will be Stephen Lattanzio, an attorney in the agency's Office of Program Policy, and Jim Fusaro, a special investigator in the Labor Department’s Division of Wage & Workplace Standards.

Individuals planning to attend the breakfast seminar can visit the agency's Web site at for an application that can be downloaded and sent to the Department of Labor. The pre-registration fee, which is due by March 14, is $25. Pre-registration applications and checks should be sent to Kathy Marioni, Connecticut Department of Labor, Office of Program Policy, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Individuals with questions can contact Kathy at (860) 263-6755.

Media Contact: Nancy Steffens  (860) 263-6535 

200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000

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