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After Hours Workshop

October 17, 2017
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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Trevecca Nazarene University, Waggoner Library, Quick Lecture Hall
333 Murfreesboro Rd
Nashville, TN 37210

Employer’s Playbook for Managing the Opioid Crisis-Epidemic
Presented by 
Dinamarie Fonzone, MBA, Ma.Ed, MCHES, VP, Health and Risk Management, Scott Insurance; David L. Johnson, Attorney, Butler Snow


Opioid addiction is now at epidemic proportion in the United States. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that in 2012 there were an estimated 2.1 million people in the US addicted to Opioid drugs with the problem continuing to grow.

 As this problem increases, employers are struggling to manage rising risk and costs associated with addiction in the workplace. Studies show that addicted employees use more insurance benefits than the rest of the workforce and are also more likely to be involved in a worker’s compensation injury. Balance that against HIPAA and recent privacy protections surrounding drug testing by the DOL, managing addiction can be tough to navigate. At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:

  • Clearly define the scope of the opioid addiction
  • Explain how the epidemic impacts business costs in both health insurance and workers compensation coverage.
  • Know how to build and administer a drug testing policy that will comply with HIPAA, ADA and DOL guidance.
  • Understand what questions they can ask a candidate or employee without violating government regulations.

Schedule: Registration and Networking open at 4:30 pm; Presentation 5:00-7:00 pm.

Free for members, $45 for non-members / Guests* (See below)**

Light refreshments will be available.  

*On-line registration will close by end of business 2 days prior to the event. Our ability to accommodate walk-in registrations will be based on space availability.

This program has been awarded 1 hour of General HR recertification credit."MT|SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDC's) for the SHRM-CP and SHRM SCP. The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit."

Parking information/directions:
Free parking is available in the parking lot directly across from Waggoner Library which is located at the intersection of Lester Avenue and Woodard Street.  Quick Lecture Hall is located on the ground floor. 


Dinamarie Fonzone is VP, Health and Risk Management for Scott Insurance. She has a BA in Business Administration from Catawba College, a MAEd in Health Education/Worksite Health Promotion from East Carolina University and an MBA from DeSales University. She is a Masters-Level Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing and is a Certified Wellness Practitioner (CWP) through the National Institutes of Health and a Certified Wellness Culture Coach through the Human Resources Institute, LLC.

David Johnson is an Attorney with the Law Office of Butler Snow. He is a graduate of Vanderbuilt University and has 20 years of experience practicing litigation in a variety of practice areas, including labor and employment, commercial, intellectual property, and products liability matters. He has particularly extensive experience in non-compete and trade secret matters, as well as appellate and motion practice.

 * Up to $45 of any Guest registration may be applied towards a new 1 year MT|SHRM Membership within 60 days of the event attended.  Please call Shannan at (615) 499-5150 to take advantage.


$0.00 Members

$45.00 Future Members/ Guests