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Workplace Drug Testing During COVID-19: What Employers Should Know

Workplace Drug Testing During COVID-19: What Employers Should Know

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Workplace Drug Testing During COVID-19: What Employers Should Know

Live Webinar: Tuesday, March 16, 2021

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern / 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: As the opioid crisis has been escalating and the marijuana legalization movement has also recently grown, discover strategies and best practices for navigating the challenging issue of drug testing for employers.


The opioid crisis has escalated dramatically in the past decade across the country, and those affected may also be your employees. At the same time, the marijuana legalization movement has grown, and several states now not only permit medical marijuana but also recreational marijuana.

Making matters worse, we are in the middle of a global pandemic. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported a substantial increase in drug misuse as people seek to self-medicate their way through the crisis due to stress, lack of employment, financial pressure, family and childcare instabilities, and fear of themselves or loved ones being exposed to or infected by the virus.

This webinar will address strategies and best practices for navigating this challenging issue for employers.

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the restrictions for conducting drug tests for employees.
  • Recognize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on drug testing.
  • Identify best practices for conducting drug tests and managing the results.

About Your Presenter

 Travis W. VanceTravis W. Vance
Partner
Fisher Phillips LLC

Travis Vance is a member of the firm’s COVID-19 Taskforce, a cross-disciplinary team of attorneys dedicated to advising employers on the many workplace law aspects of the global coronavirus pandemic. Travis has assisted over 500 companies during the pandemic and remains committed to serving companies to protect the safety and health of their employees. He has received over 40 requests to speak on topics concerning the pandemic.

Travis Vance is dedicated to responsive client service and forming a partnership with companies to help tackle their most difficult and high-profile issues.  Having gained a reputation as a professional and aggressive advocate for his clients, Travis has emerged as a thought leader in the field of workplace safety. His writing and interviews are followed closely by experts in the safety arena and have been featured in premiere publications such as Inc., Bloomberg Law, Business Insurance, The Washington Post, EHS Today, and the Wall Street Journal.  

Travis is a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office and co-chair of the firm's Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management Practice Group. He has tried matters across several industries and various subject matters, including employment litigation, business disputes and matters prosecuted by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). He uses unique or outside-the-box approaches to counsel employers and owners on all aspects of employment law and the development of preventive policies and procedures to avoid employment and workplace safety-related claims. Travis handles litigation in both federal and state courts as well as claims pending with state and federal agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), MSHA, OSHA, and the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL).

Travis has also assisted clients in safety and OSHA/MSHA matters pending in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. 

Known for his dynamic and engaging speaking style, Travis receives several requests each year to speak on safety related topics throughout the country. His popular interactive presentation entitled “What to Do When OSHA Knocks,” which walks attendees through an OSHA inspection, with the audience steering the direction of the presentation as it responds to several questions presented throughout the talk, is frequently requested, and has received numerous exceptional reviews.