The opioid crisis has created significant challenges for employers. It is estimated that on average, U.S. employers lose $10 billion per year from lost work and lower employee productivity due to the opioid crisis, which has also caused employer health plan expenditures to skyrocket. We will provide practical advice on mitigating the risk of disability discrimination claims, managing FMLA leave and supporting employee recovery. We will discuss how to talk to employees about suspected drug abuse and the importance of tailoring employer responses based on business need, the law and the individual’s circumstances.
Recorded at the Employment Law Institute 2020