Kathryn J. Russo is a principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C., where she assists clients with workplace problems involving drugs and alcohol, and gives advice about compliance with all pertinent drug and alcohol testing laws. Russo prepares substance abuse policies to comply with all federal drug and alcohol testing regulations (including all agencies of the U.S. Department of Transportation), as well as the drug and alcohol testing laws of all 50 states. In addition, she defends employers in litigation where drug and alcohol test results are at issue, and frequently conducts “reasonable suspicion” training for employers in connection with their substance abuse policies. Russo also counsels employers on leave and disability management issues arising when employees seek leave for substance abuse rehabilitation.
In addition to her workplace substance abuse practice, Russo concentrates her practice on employment litigation, defending employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies and arbitration panels in litigation related to employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful discharge, whistleblower, wage-hour and related tort and contract claims. She frequently lectures and conducts management training for employers on a wide variety of employment law topics, including EEO/anti-harassment, FMLA, ADA, substance abuse, drug testing and privacy issues.
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|The Evolving Drug Crisis in Construction: The Reality and the Risks of Substance Abuse on Jobsites||1 Hours||March 6, 2019|