Webinar: Legalized Use of Recreational Cannabis in Illinois: Workplace Chaos or No Need to Worry?

Date: February 19, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Contact: Lena Foote, lfoote@robbins-schwartz.com
Registration:  Register for this Webinar


Topic Description: 

Learn about Illinois’ new recreational cannabis law and how it may affect your workplace:

  • Whether employers can or should test applicants and employees for cannabis;
  • What are the consequences of a positive test?
  • How to recognize cannabis impairment in the workplace?
  • Best practices for cannabis-related employment policies and procedures to keep your business insulated from liability.

Who Should Attend/Target Audience:

  • Managers, supervisors, human resources personnel, and administrators of public and private employers in Illinois.
  • Anyone responsible for employment decisions and policy development or implementation in the workplace

What You Will Learn:

The Webinar will address the following questions and issues regarding the legalization of recreational use of cannabis:

  • Basic principles of recreational use of cannabis: Do’s and Don’ts
  • How does the recent amendment to the Cannabis Act change workplace procedures?
  • Are employers still allowed to test for cannabis?
  • What due process rights does an employee have before being disciplined for cannabis use or alleged impairment in the workplace?
  • What are the recognized signs of being impaired at work?
  • What rules are there regarding “on call” employees?
  • How does the Act define “workplace”?
  • Training of supervisors and managers.