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    Impact of the Opioid Epidemic

    Date: March 7, 2019, 8:00am
    Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
    1905 W Field Ct, Lake Forest, IL 60045
    $30 Members/$50 Non-Members
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    8:00 - 8:30 am                                      Registration, Networking and Breakfast

    8:30-10:00 am                                      Program

    The Impact of the Opioid Epidemic

    Join us as we look at some of the factors that have fueled this epidemic of addiction, and discuss what employers, employees and their family members need to know to be healthy and safe. Specifically, we will:

    • Discuss opioid addiction, signs of abuse and its impact on employers.
    • Share best practices employers can utilize when partnering with their workers’ compensation carriers and EAP providers.
    • Review some of the federal labor and employment laws implicated by the Opioid Epidemic. 

    From drug testing, to reasonable accommodations, to mandatory EAP referrals and last chance agreements, we will review common strategies for addressing drugs (and alcohol) in the workplace.  

    Laurie Greenlees, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Director, HR Hotline and Safety Services

    MRA – The Management Association

    With more than 20 years of human resources experience, Laurie is a certified Professional Human Resources director with expertise in talent management, employee relations and engagement, compliance and best practices in FMLA and ADA administration, performance management and leadership development. As Director of MRA’s 24/7 HR Hotline, Laurie and her team of professional HR Advisors also have extensive experience handling member questions regarding the opioid crisis and its impact on area workplaces.

    This program is certified HRCI Recertification Credit and PDCs for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM.