Human Resources Network

The Human Resources Network consists of Member human resource managers, benefits administrators, recruiters and others interested in human resources activities who gather 4-6 times per year to hear presentations on and discuss current issues in human resources. The Human Resources Network also gives direction to the HR related topics in the CI Newsletter and assists in the development of wage salary and benefit surveys.

Next Meeting: Drug Testing

 When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: New location – Access: Supports for Living, 15 Fortune Rd W, Middletown, NY 10941

Presenter: Kathryn Russo, Jackson Lewis P.C.; Robin Seidman and Jean Strella, RJS HR Solutions LLC

Cost: Free for members

Registration:  Online click here  or email  

Kathryn Russo, an attorney with Jackson Lewis PC, will present on the laws that apply to drug and alcohol testing, including: federal laws and regulations that impact drug testing; legal issues when drug testing a unionized workforce; New York State’s medical marijuana law and how employers should comply with that law; and, how disability discrimination laws (such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the New York State Human Rights Law) impact drug testing and substance abuse issues in the workplace.

Robin Seidman and Jean Strella, from RJS HR Solutions LLC, will present on the onboarding discussion with an employment candidate, how to recognize potential issues with existing employees and how to handle these situations.

You are invited to stay following the presentation for a lunch provided by our hosts. Access: Supports for Living, a leader in the Hudson Valley for more than 55 years of providing employment for people with disabilities will have a brief presentation about supporting and building a diverse workforce.