#MVHRA November Professional Development - November 8th

Employee Drug and Alcohol Screening: Law and Best Practices


Speaker: Karl R. Ulrich, Esq., Shareholder, Sebaly Shillito + Dyer; Matt Messersmith, President & CEO, Signet Screening, Inc.

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 11:15 AM: Professional Development Workshop

Session Description:

This program will cover the following critical issues:

Why Screen?

What are the Signs of Abuse?

Screening options: urine v. hair follicle v. oral?

ADA and other laws governing workplace testing: testing issues in hiring, discipline and discharge

What to do with employees that have a substance abuse problem?

What are the benefits of assistance programs?

Learning Objectives:

1. To gain a detailed understanding of the various forms of screening available for workplace testing and their relative pros and cons

2. To gain a detailed understanding of the legal rules governing workplace drug and alcohol testing

3. To gain a detailed understanding of options and best practices when dealing with employees with positive screening results.

Karl R. Ulrich, Shareholder Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, a Legal Professional Association

Karl received his law degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is founder and head of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Sebaly Shillito + Dyer focusing primarily on counseling management clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters. Karl is an Ohio State bar Association Board Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law. He is also a member of the Dayton and teh American (member, Labor and Employment Law Committee) Bar Associations and the Missouri Bar and admitted to practice in numerous federal courts across the country.

Matt Messersmith, President & CEO, Signet Screening Inc.

Matt received his communications degree from Ohio University. He is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association. Matt founded Signet Screening in 2011 to help clients make better hiring decisions. He has partnered with the nation's leading resources in employment screening, aptitude testing and drug screening. Signet is committed to friendly customer service, accuracy of data, urgency and competitive pricing.

Sinclair Community College

Building 12, Ponitz Conference Center

444 West Third St.

Dayton, Ohio 45402


All registrations are to be made online, even if you will be paying at the door. Members and guests must register online and then can pay online or can still pay at-the-door. To pay at the door, ENTER and APPLY the MVHRA Promo Code: MVHRAPAYATDOOR at checkout when registering online.

Session handouts will be distributed to the email address used when registering within 24-48 hours after the session.


• Reservations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event and if not, you will be charged an additional $20.00 for your workshop ticket.

• Cancellations must be received by 12:00 noon on the Friday before the event in order not to be billed.

• Contact Jennifer Walling - Jennifer.Walling@mma-mw.com - regarding cancellations. All cancelled registrations are confirmed.

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