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Marijuana and Corporate Policies and Procedures: What Employers Need to Know (Orland Park, IL)

Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
Orland Park, IL
Marijuana and Corporate Policies and Procedures: What Employers Need to Know (Orland Park, IL)

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As Illinois, inches closer to the legalization of recreational marijuana use, the question becomes: how should employers move forward with their drug policies?

Join us for a timely event, where our presenters will help you understand how this change may impact your business.


  • How marijuana in the workplace (medical or recreational) impact employment in Illinois
  • Overview of state laws legalizing marijuana, focusing on Illinois
  • Overview of federal law and policy regarding marijuana
  • Concerns about the effect of state laws, which legalizes both medical and recreational use, including:
    • Employment policies including Substance Testing and Reasonable Suspicion Testing
    • Workers’ compensation issues that may arise
    • Updates to company policies including the employee handbook


SmithAmundsen LLC

Noah practices at SmithAmundsen, a full-service litigation and business law firm.  He enables businesses to excel under increasingly regulated and taxing environments while protecting them from harmful litigation. As the go-to legal resource and trusted business partner, he analyzes complex risks and formulates strategies for cost optimization, considering legal liability, litigation avoidance, and best practices. Mr. Frank provides practical and thoughtful advice, strategy, and solutions in a full range of employment, corporate, and workers’ compensation matters, including compliance, policy implementation, and risk mitigation of wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, leave interference and retaliation claims including under the FLSA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, OSHA, NLRA, Worker’s Compensation, and state and local laws. He advises employers on day-to-day issues such as employment agreements (including NDAs and restrictive covenants), leave and return-to-work management, discipline, disability, and religious accommodation, and severance agreements. He trains management in legal compliance, and is a frequent author and invited speaker on these and other topics. Mr. Frank attended the University of Illinois where he earned his bachelors, masters in human resources, and juris doctorate degrees.  He has been peer-recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star each year 2012-2019.



SmithAmundsen LLC

Alexis defends municipalities and corporations in federal court, state court, and state agencies. She has represented municipalities in FOIA disputes, employment discrimination claims, premises liability matters, personal injury matters, excessive force cases, and workers’ compensation claims.

Her experience as an attorney includes arbitration, appeals, and arguments before the appellate court. Alexis regularly defends high exposure police liability, employment discrimination, and labor dispute cases with damages exceeding one million dollars.



Material posted on this website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a legal opinion or medical advice. Contact your legal representative or medical professional for information specific to your legal or medical needs.

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