Drugs, FMLA & Workplace Investigations

Insider Best Practices to Keep Your Workplace Compliant and Out of the Courtroom

What are the latest tips and legal rules on conducting investigations? What does marijuana legalization mean for your drug screening policy and workplace? How can you prevent workers from taking advantage of your FMLA? When are ADA accommodations required and when can employers say no?


Watch Snagajob’s on-demand “Drugs, FMLA & Workplace Investigations” webinar now — with three leading labor and employment law attorneys from global firm Ogletree Deakins — to:

  • Learn best practices for conducting effective, lawful workplace investigations
  • See what impacts medical marijuana is having on your pre-screening and workplace compliance
  • Review elements of a defensible drug policy + sample language you can use in your own
  • Discover practical tips for preventing hourly worker FMLA and ADA abuse



Eligible for 1 HRCI credit

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This seminar has been approved for (HR (General)) recertification credit toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI). Please be sure to note the program ID number (provided at the end of the seminar) on your recertification application form. For more information or questions about certification or recertification, visit www.hrci.org.

The use of the above “Approved Provider” seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met HRCI’s criteria to be approved for recertification credit.

Eligible for 1 SHRM credit

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Snagajob is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

Gretchen Ewalt | Shareholder | Ogletree Deakins

Gretchen Ewalt is an advocate for employers. She counsels management on employee discipline and discharge decisions. Gretchen defends employers against allegations of race, age, gender, sexual harassment, national origin and disability claims pending in state and federal courts. She also assists employers in preparing affirmative action plans and in complying with affirmative action regulations. Gretchen has successfully represented clients before various governmental agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the North Carolina and U.S. Departments of Labor, including the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program.

Stephen Woods | Shareholder | Ogletree Deakins

Stephen Woods represents companies in all aspects of labor and employment law. He assists national, regional and local clients on counseling/preventive, EEOC and employment litigation, as well as traditional labor (union) issues and questions. He is the chair of the firm’s Background Check Advice Group and the shareholder-author of the firm’s O-D Comply: Background Checks subscription and O-D Comply: E-Signatures materials. Some of the employer-clients with whom Stephen has the pleasure of working as the firm’s relationship shareholder are Michaels Stores, Michelin North America, Raycom Media, and McKesson Corporation.

John Merrell | Shareholder | Ogletree Deakins

John Merrell is an attorney in the Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville, South Carolina, office. He represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including preventive employment and labor law advice, drafting employment policies and procedures, advising clients on their rights and legal obligations involving union organizing activities and other employee relations and more. In addition to his labor and employment practice, John has experience representing clients in commercial litigation and design and construction litigation.