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What Employers Need to Know About Legal Recreational Marijuana in Illinois

Understand the ins-and-outs of the Cannabis Regulation Act and how it effects employers

About The Webinar

Illinois just became the 11th state to permit recreational cannabis.  Since January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation Act now allows adults in Illinois to possess and consume cannabis. There are many nuances included in the 600+ page law, and there are significant employment pitfalls for employers with regard to enforcing drug free workplaces. In this webinar we will cover these potential pitfalls and give you some practice tips how to address this new law at your workplace.

In this Webinar You'll Learn:

What the new Cannabis Act does and does not permit employers to do
How to maintain reasonable zero tolerance or drug free workplace policies under the new Cannabis Act
How to evaluate your reasonable accommodation policy and procedure in light of the Cannabis Act
How to train supervisors on marijuana-related impairment signs and procedures to follow as a result

How to establish a written procedure for employees to contest a cannabis-based disciplinary decision
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Meet The Presenters

Heather Bailey

Partner at SmithAmundsen's

Heather Bailey is a partner in SmithAmundsen’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. For 18 years, Heather has concentrated her practice in employment and labor counseling and litigation, including discrimination and trade secret / non-compete lawsuits, FLSA class actions, labor negotiations and arbitrations, affirmative action, OFCCP/DOL audits and FINRA issues. She counsels on day-to-day operations, human resources, and management decisions regarding employees, practices and policies. Heather also works comfortably with FMLA/ADA, sexual harassment, affirmative action, union avoidance and other types of employee and management training. Her clients operate across the U.S. in industries like vending, healthcare, transportation, parking, automotive repair, construction, staffing, hospitality (restaurants/taverns), banking, and manufacturing to name a few.

Karina Castaneda, PHR, SHRM-CP

HR Client Manager, Launchways

Karina Castaneda is the HR Client Manager at Launchways. As a seasoned HR Professional with over 15 years of varied experience in employee relations, benefits, performance, and staffing, Karina brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. At Launchways, Karina helps our HR clients with all of their compliance questions and concerns, while also offering strategic consulting advice around talent management.