REASONABLE SUSPICION Training: What the Employer Needs to Know

The Associated General Contractors of Vermont, in cooperation with the Vermont Truck & Bus Association, the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, and Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC will present an informational seminar focusing on how to determine reasonable suspicion and employer’s rights when it comes to substance abuse in the workplace.

Last year, 52 commercial vehicle drivers were arrested in Vermont for operating under the influence or possession of alcohol or drugs. In today’s environment, knowing what to look for in terms of substance abuse is critical for the safety of your company and its employees.

This is your chance to get clarification from the enforcers of regulations and those who know labor and employment law.

Primary Topics:

  • Examining Vermont State laws impacting employee discipline issues;
  • Learning best practices in documentation of employee misconduct;
  • Developing a fair approach to determining if discipline is appropriate;
  • Obtaining discipline and discharge checklists;
  • Identifying distinctions between “at-will” and “for cause;”
  • Exploring benefits of separation agreements and releases.
  • Reasonable Suspicion training as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

When:              March 14, 2017

Time:                9:00 a.m. (Registration at 8:30 a.m.)

Where:             The Associated General Contractors Training Center

                            1 Graves Street, Montpelier, VT

Registration: (802-223-2374)


There is no charge for AGC/VT or VTBA members; All others, $25 materials charge.