Client Bulletin August 2014

 

Medical marijuana in Illinois – Drug Tests, Zero Tolerance Policies and Unemployment Compensation under the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. See Client Bulletin August 2014, the final in a three-part series covering the new law and what it means for employers.

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Client Bulletin July 2014

Medical marijuana – Illinois employers rights and discrimination provisions under the Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. See Client Bulletin July 2014, the second in a three-part series covering the new law and what it means for employers.   clientbulletinjuly2014

Client Bulletin June 2014

Medical Marijuana and Your Workforce – Part I

The New (2014) Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act (MCPP)

 

Illinois and Minnesota are now among 22 states and D.C. with laws legalizing marijuana to some extent. While Colorado and Washington State have legalized marijuana for recreational use, the others permit medical marijuana.  Employers and workers across the nation are facing new questions, including how these laws affect the workplace, drug testing and policies, disability accommodations, and unemployment compensation. What does MCPP mean for Illinois employers? How do employers deal with the contradiction between state laws and federal law which still makes marijuana use illegal? clientbulletinjune2014Learn more in my 3-part series (June, July and August 2014 Client Bulletins.)

Client Bulletin Fall 2013

clientbulletinfall2013final       Sex, Drugs and Guns: What’s New in the Workplace?

Employers and workers are adapting to significant changes this fall.  The Supreme Court’s summer landmark rulings on same-sex marriage and the related patchwork of state laws provide much excitement as well as unanswered questions.  Employees face new challenges pursuing claims for supervisor harassment and for retaliation.  Illinois got into the act with new protections for employees, presenting a myriad of issues for workers and employers on 3 fronts: noncompete and other post-employment restrictions, guns, and medical marijuana.

See Bulletin for more… http://lorigoldsteinlaw.com/2013/10/client-bulletin-fall-2013/ ‎

Client Bulletin Summer 2013

Summertime: Internships and Company Social Events

Internships, paid and unpaid, are subject to legal requirements that employers and interns should note. Legal compliance and liability issues also arise with firm parties and recreational events.  Check out the Summer Bulletin for details.   clientbulletinsummer2013