Complying with Connecticut Drug Testing Laws Seminar June 12 at Greater
Labor Department Brings Program to Shelton
For immediate release
May 26, 2009
increasingly complicated topic facing employers these days -- the issue of drug
testing in the workplace -- will be discussed by employees from the Connecticut
Department of Labor’s Office of Program Policy and Division of Wage and
Workplace Standards during a June 12 seminar held in Shelton at the Greater
Valley Chamber of Commerce.
with Connecticut Drug Testing Laws and presented by the Griffin Hospital’s
Occupational Medicine Center, the seminar will run from 8:30
to 11:30 a.m. in the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce offices, located on the
second floor of the Wachovia Bank building at 900 Bridgeport Avenue in Shelton
There is no charge
for Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce members attending the event and $10 for
Presenting the seminar will be Stephen Lattanzio, an attorney in the Labor
Department’s Office of Program Policy, and Jim Fusaro, a special investigator
with the Division of Wage & Workplace Standards. Employers have lauded Lattanzio
and Fusaro, who often take part in the agency’s ongoing Employer Education
Breakfast Seminar series, for providing interesting and fact-filled
Also speaking will
be Philip Adamou, M.D., medical review officer for the Griffin Hospital
Occupational Medicine Center, who will discuss The Impact of Substance Abuse
in the Workplace.”
and Fusaro will address include:
Should I drug
test my employees?
What is the role
of the Labor Department in drug testing?
pre-employment drug testing?
What is random
reasonable suspicion drug testing?
What is a
high-risk, sensitive occupation, and
Can an employee
who fails a drug test qualify for unemployment benefits?
“We are pleased to
take this seminar ‘on the road’ and to share this important information with
individuals in this part of the state,“ noted State Labor Commissioner Patricia
H. Mayfield. “Drug testing in the workplace can be a complex issue and we thank
the Griffin Hospital’s Occupational Medicine Center and the Greater
Valley Chamber of Commerce for providing us with this forum so that we can get
this information out to an even wider audience than usual.”
interested in attending the June 12 seminar are asked to contact the Greater
Valley Chamber of Commerce by telephone at (203) 925-4981, by fax (203)
925-4984, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Contact: Nancy
Steffens (860) 263-6535