Labor Department Offers Dec. 11 Employer Seminar on Drug
For immediate release
November 24, 2009
WETHERSFIELD, An increasingly complicated topic facing employers these
days – the issue of drug testing in the workplace – will be discussed in depth
by employees from the Connecticut Department of Labor during a Dec. 11
informational breakfast seminar being held in the agency’s Wethersfield office.
Stephen Lattanzio, an attorney in the agency’s Office of Program Policy, and Jim
Fusaro, a special investigator in the Division of Wage & Workplace Standards
will provide a wealth of information to help employers better understand
drug-testing laws and what types of tests can be conducted.
Titled Complying with Connecticut’s Drug Testing Laws, the session will
be held from 8 to 11 a.m. and begins with a continental breakfast. The session
is geared toward human resource professionals, business owners and managers,
attorneys, and other employers who are interested in learning about their rights
and responsibilities as they pertain to drug testing in the workplace.
December 11 seminar is the second in the Office of Program Policy’s Winter
Employer Seminar series. Topics will include:
Why do I need to know
anything about drug testing?
Do I have
to drug test my employees?
I drug test my employees?
What is the role of
the Connecticut Labor Department in drug testing?
What is the
relationship between state and federal law?
pre-employment drug testing?
What is random drug
What is reasonable
suspicion drug testing?
What is a high-risk,
Can an employee who
fails a drug test qualify for unemployment benefits?
What types of testing can I conduct ?
The pre-registration fee, which is due by Dec. 4, is $25. Pre-registration
applications and checks should be sent to Kathy Marioni, Connecticut Department
of Labor, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109. Registration forms
can be obtained on the agency’s Web site at
Individuals with additional questions can contact Kathy via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at
(860) 263-6755. Persons needing special accommodations are requested to contact
the agency at least one week prior to the event.
the event of inclement weather, individuals planning to attend should follow the
lead of the Wethersfield Public School System. If schools are delayed or
cancelled for the day, the seminar will be postponed until a later date.
Subsequent seminars in the winter series include Complying with Connecticut’s
Family and Medical Leave Act on Jan. 8; The Essentials of Connecticut
Wage and Hour Law on Feb. 5; and Unemployment Insurance 101 on March
Nancy Steffens (860)