Legalization of Marijuana in Illinois

11/15/2019

Cannabis Regulation Tax Act Effect on Business2020 starts with a fury of new laws and legislation and many of them leave the employer scratching their heads for what to do next. One of the most confusing laws, are the implications from the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act to begin on January 1st, 2020.

Following the passing of the law, many employers were told that they may treat Marijuana as part of their Drug and Alcohol policy, but that is only partly true. As committees meet and discuss the law’s implications, Zero Tolerance positions or policies are acceptable and recommended; however, the way they are administered will be complicated by how Marijuana is metabolized in the system.

Given the complexity of this issue, TROXELL has partnered with Tom Pavlik of Delano Law to discuss the law and what action items employers should consider.

Things to consider:

  1. Do you have a policy addressing Marijuana?
  2. Are your employers trained on what to do if someone is impaired?
  3. Do you have procedures for employees to contest cannabis-based decisions?

Find more information in our recorded webinar here:

  


This information is advisory only. The author assumes no responsibility for management or control of loss control activities. Not all exposures are identified in this article. Contact your local TROXELL insurance agent for coverage advice and policy service. Neither TROXELL nor its affiliates or representatives offer legal advice. Consult with your attorney about your specific situation.


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REBEKAH SERVES AS THE HR GENERALIST AT TROXELL.  SHE IS A GRADUATE OF OLIVET NAZARENE UNIVERSITY AND IS AN HR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL THROUGH THE SOCIETY OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (SHRM-CP). REBEKAH HAS A DIVERSE BACKGROUND IN HR INCLUDING SAFETY AND MANUFACTURING.  CONTACT REBEKAH AT 217-321-3240 OR RDEAL@TROXELLINS.COM

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