November 2023 – Addiction in the Workplace


Addiction in the Workplace

Date: November 28th – 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Location: Impact Alamance – 133 East Davis Street, Burlington, NC
Presenter: Nicole Patino

Program Overview Description:  

This program will explore various laws which will apply in the workplace, including ADA and FMLA.  Attorney Patino will discuss random and for-cause drug screens, protected leave, and reasonable accommodations in the workplace for those with Substance Use Disorder.

Nicole Patio is an attorney with the Law Offices of L. Nicole Patino with offices in Greensboro, Asheboro and Wilmington, NC.  She regularly advises and represents businesses and employees with employment and labor issues, including NLRB and ERISA matters, handbook drafting and revisions, employment agreements, severance packages, and claims under Title VII.  Ms. Patino regularly represents supervisors and managers when they are sued in the course and scope of their employment.  Prior to law school, Attorney Patino worked as a substance abuse counselor and uses that experience in practice, interpreting medical records, evaluating emotional distress damages, and assessing the credibility of witnesses.  Ms. Patino is a member of the NC State Bar, Greensboro Bar Association, High Point Bar Association, and the NC Bar Association.  She also acts as the Legislative Chair for LCFHRA.  She earned her Undergraduate and Graduate degrees from Virginia Tech and her J.D. degree from Elon University School of Law.

Presentation is approved for 1 recertification HRCI and SHRM General