March 11, 2020 -Drugs in the workplace

    March 11, 2020
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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    Holiday Inn
    9 Northeastern Blvd.
    Nashua, NH 03062

    March 11, 2020 - Drugs in the workplace

    This interactive session will discuss the many facets of drugs in the workplace, including an overview of the various state and federal laws, the legalities of drug testing, how the ADA intersects with drug issues in the workplace, what reasonable accommodations may need to be made by an employer, and how to avoid discrimination lawsuits.


    8am - Networking/Registration begins
    8:30am Announcements/Legal Update
    9am - 10am: Programs


    Debra Weiss Ford is Office Managing Principal and Litigation Manager of the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She has more than 35 years of experience representing employers in litigation matters before the state and federal courts and administrative agencies.

    Ms. Ford also represents employers before the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

    Ms. Ford trains frequently in New England on issues related to employment law, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, reductions in force, termination issues, wage and hour issues, proper documentation, leaves of absence, and Title IX compliance. She regularly advises clients on employment-related matters.

    Ms. Ford was a member of the New Hampshire Board of Bar Examiners from 1993 to 2005. She was appointed by the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to serve on the Merit Selection Panel to consider the reappointment of the incumbent magistrate. In 2003, she was appointed to serve on the Federal Court Advisory Committee. She is an approved federal and state mediator.

    Honors and Recognitions

    • Best Lawyers’ Manchester Employment Law, Management Lawyer of the Year
    • Business New Hampshire Magazine, "Best Labor and Employment attorney in New Hampshire"
    • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow (2006)
    • American Lawyer Media, Top Rated Lawyer
    • New Hampshire Magazine, Top New Hampshire Lawyers in Labor and Employment
    • The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society by the Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow (2014)




    Cash and checks accepted (we can not accept credit cards) at the door.
    Cancellations not made by 8am the Monday prior to the meeting will be billed.


    $20.00 Member Ticket
    $30.00 after 9:00 am March 9

    $30.00 Non-Member Ticket

    $0.00 Member Ticket - Prepaid

    $0.00 Student Member Ticket - Prepaid

    $15.00 Student Member Ticket - Part-Time

    $0.00 Student Member Ticket - Full-Time

    $200.00 Monthly Meeting Sponsorship (Includes one registration)