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Start Date: 7/23/2019 5:30 PM
Event Location
Lariat Steakhouse, Peoria
Central Chapter Scholarship Awards Night
Start Date: 8/21/2019 5:30 PM
Event Location
Pere Marquette, Peoria
Central Chapter General Membership Meeting
Start Date: 9/19/2019 5:30 PM
Event Location
Ditka's Restaurant, Oakbrook Terrace
FCAI Membership Meeting with Special Guest Kevin Butler
Start Date: 10/25/2019
Event Location
Coon Creek Hunt Club, Garden Prairie
Clay Shooting & Pistol Challenge

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News and Announcements

Jun 27, 2019

NCIFTI Training Opportunities for July & August

Classes are now available at the NCIFTI for July and August. Classes include First Aid/CPR/AED, Fall Protection, Supported Scaffold User along with many others. Class sizes are limited, so please contact the NCIFTI to reserve your spot and ensure class availability. To register for an upcoming class, contact the NCIFTI Office by phone (630.966.1451) or email (vperez@pdc30.com), or log into the My Union Member website (www.pdc30.com) to register online.

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Jun 25, 2019

Recreational Marijuana and its Impact on the Construction Industry

Illinois will become the 11th state to permit the use of recreational cannabis. Once the Governor signs the legislation, as promised, beginning January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Law (the “Law”), will allow adults (21+) in Illinois to possess and consume cannabis.

While there is a lot “rolled” into the 600 plus page law (pun intended), there are significant employment pitfalls for employers with regard to enforcing drug free workplaces. 

Interestingly, the law is the first of its kind that was legislatively created versus a voter referendum. As a result, there is potential for more legal navigation for Illinois employers. Specifically, the new law aims to protect applicants and employees from adverse job action based on the lawful use of marijuana.

However, the Law permits employers to continue to control its workforce and workplace. The Law expressly permits an employer to:

  1. Adopt reasonable zero tolerance or drug free workplace policies, or employment policies concerning drug testing, smoking, consumption, storage, or use of cannabis in the workplace or while on call provided that the policy is applied in a nondiscriminatory manner;
  2. Prohibit an employee from being under the influence of or use cannabis in the employer’s workplace or while performing the employee’s job duties or while on call; and 
  3. Discipline an employee or terminate employment of an employee for violating an employer’s employment policies or workplace drug policy.

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