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Mackenzie C. Monaco Speaks to the Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Industries on Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace


On February 7, 2019, Mackenzie C. Monaco spoke to members of the retail, restaurant and hospitality industries at the 2019 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Retail, Restaurant & Hospitality Conference in Grapevine, TX.

Mackenzie’s panel spoke on “Drug and Alcohol Testing in the Workplace: The Messy Process of Ensuring a Clean and Sober Workforce” and included members of the restaurant and hospitality industries.  Mackenzie and her fellow panelists addressed employers’ concerns with the increasing legalization of marijuana, the epidemic level of abuse of prescription drugs, how those issues affect the workplace, and when employers can (and cannot) legally test employees. The panel provided practical legal advice for employers, including reviewing and revising workplace policies, consideration of special circumstances such as safety-sensitive positions, handling Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations, and the use of employee assistance programs.

About Mackenzie C. Monaco

Mackenzie C. Monaco is a Director and Shareholder at Carter Conboy. She maintains an active litigation practice representing a wide range of clients, from individuals and local businesses to national corporations, in state and federal courts throughout New York. She delivers counseling, risk management, and tort defense services to the hospitality and retail, construction, insurance, and health care industries. She also has an active trusts and estates practice.  Mackenzie is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and earned her law degree, summa cum laude, from Albany Law School.  She is a frequent speaker, locally and nationally, on topics supporting her practice, as well as women’s issues, communication, client advocacy, and ethics. Mackenzie has been named a SuperLawyer® since 2013; is an active member of the Committee on Character and Fitness for the Third Judicial District; is the immediate past President of the Capital District Trial Lawyers Association; and sits on the Steering Committee of ALFA International’s Hospitality & Retail Practice Group.  She can be reached at and (518) 465-3484.

About the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)

The CLM, a member of The Institutes, is dedicated to meeting the professional development needs of the claims and litigation management industries. Through a variety of in-person and online programs and resources, the CLM provides its growing membership of approximately 45,000 professionals a wide range of opportunities throughout the year to expand their knowledge, earn continuing education credits and further their careers.  To learn more about the CLM, visit

About Carter Conboy

Carter Conboy is a full-service law firm providing counsel to businesses, corporations, government, professionals, and individuals in 20 industries and 40 specialized service areas.  Founded in 1920, Carter Conboy has offices in Albany and Saratoga Springs, NY.

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