Co-hosted by Juniper Networks and Jackson Lewis P.C., the Collaboratory Series offers interactive workshops designed to highlight “real life” compliance issues and solutions for employers. In this session, we will discuss how to respond when customers demand that you drug test employees and conduct criminal background checks before assigning employees to service that customer, including:

  • Is it legal to conduct such drug tests and background checks?
  • Which laws apply?
  • Who should conduct the drug tests and background checks, and what are the legal and appropriate procedures to follow when conducting drug tests and background checks?
  • Who should receive the results?
  • What if the customer demands to see the results?
  • What are the consequences for employees who fail the drug tests or whose background checks reveal criminal convictions?

In addition, we will discuss federal contractors’ obligations to comply with the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act, and whether that means that contractors must ignore state medical marijuana laws, given that marijuana is illegal under federal law, and in some cases, federal and state marijuana laws conflict. Finally, we will address the disability-related legal issues that arise when employees volunteer that they have substance abuse problems and need help.

Date/Time: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Registration   and breakfast: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Registration   and breakfast: 8:15 a.m.
Program: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.


Location: Juniper Networks Global Headquarters (December 4)
1133 Innovation Way, Building A
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Click   here to registerJackson Lewis P.C. (December 3)
50 California Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Credits: Pending approval of 2.5 HRCI recertification credit hours (Sunnyvale) and 1.5 hours (San Francisco) toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human  Resource Certification Institute in addition to California CLE credit.