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SAHRMA Coffee Talk: Drug-Free Workplaces in an Increasingly Tolerant (and Stoned) Society

  • 22 Jun 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Virtual Via Zoom

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Presented by: Mike Coffey

Topic: Drug-Free Workplaces in an Increasingly Tolerant (and Stoned) Society 


Marijuana has been partially or fully legalized in a number of states though it remains illegal under federal law. This challenges employers with what to do about employees who “partook” while in a state where marijuana is legal under state law.

Beyond marijuana, the abuse of prescribed medications – particularly opioids – is increasing employers’ workers’ compensation costs, delaying injured employees’ return to work, and creating safety issues on the job.

In this one-hour presentation, Mike Coffey, SPHR, SHRM-SCP will review the legal, scientific, and practical landscape in regard to marijuana, opioids, and other drugs.

Problem Addressed

The challenges employers face in maintaining workplace safety and drug-free workplace compliance.


Learning Objectives

1. To understand the science behind drug tests.

2. To understand the overlapping state and federal employment and safety-related legal issues affecting drugs in the workplace.

3. To understand employers' options in drug testing prospective or current employees

 


Mike Coffey is an entrepreneur, human resources professional, licensed private investigator, and HR consultant.

In 1999, he created Imperative to bring high quality, high tech, and high touch to the employment background screening market.

Today, Imperative serves hundreds of businesses across the US and, through its PFC Caregiver Screening brand, many more private estates, family offices, and personal service agencies.

Mike has been recognized as an Entrepreneur of Excellence and has twice been named HR Professional of the Year. Additionally, Imperative is included in the prestigious Best Places to Work lists for both Fort Worth and Texas and was named the Texas state chamber of commerce’s small business of the year.

Mike maintains his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through the HR Certification Institute. He is also a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Mike lives in Fort Worth with his very patient wife and they are one high-school graduation or juvenile court sentencing away from being empty nesters. He practices yoga and maintains a keto diet, about both of which he will gladly tell you way more than you want to know.


Pending Approval for Professional Development Credit (PDC) through SHRM and  for Recertification Credit through HRCI

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