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Employer Law Blog

We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.

Employer Law Blog
July 17, 2019

Up in Smoke… Now What?

The legalization of medical and recreational marijuana is leaving many employers shifting on unsteady and unfamiliar ground. Employers have rights and responsibilities; let us help you with the changes coming. The recent amendments involving the use of marijuana in Missouri and Illinois are not unique; 33 states have legalized marijuana for medical use and 11 states have legalized its recreational use, although there is still a federal ban on the substance.

Employer Law Blog
January 1, 2014

MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Unanswered questions for Illinois employers

On January 1, 2014, Illinois became the 21st state in the U.S. to legalize use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, at least during the four year pilot program. This new law raises a number of questions for Illinois employers, many of them currently unanswered. There are no Illinois court cases interpreting this new law, so we are in uncharted waters for the time being.