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Sex, Drugs and Videos – Random Thoughts on the Modern Office Environment
In-Person Tuesday 06/13/2023 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Interpersonal (Behavioral), People (Technical), Workplace (Technical) | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will learn how to tackle issues found in the workplace: office relationships, legal drug use and balancing security with personal privacy. 


The workplace is a setting for personal relationships to blossom-or sour. What happens when these relationships impact co-workers and work productivity? Marijuana use is now legal in several states, but its use, and testing for it, can affect an employer's ability to hire and fire.  Surveillance cameras at work can maintain security but what about protecting privacy?  This session discusses these subjects and how employers should address each in 2023 and beyond.

Learning Objectives:

Attendees will learn the legal issues involving these three workplace issues.  Workplace Relationships  --Supervisors v. non-supervisors --When things get ugly with exes --Effect of social media on relationships and the workplace  Use of Legal Drugs and Testing in the Workplace --Mechanics of testing (relationship with a lab); when you can test in work comp and other situations  --Mandatory, random, reasonable suspicions, pre-employment testing --Substance abuse time off- when allowed/required  Security Cameras --Placement of cameras --Notice requirements to employees and others --Saving the evidence.

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