Start Date: 8/8/2019 2:00 PM End Date: 8/8/2019 3:00 PM

WEBINAR: Recreational Marijuana & the Construction Industry

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What are the legal and workplace risks for employers and how to diminish the impact of legalized recreational marijuana

Time:   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Topic:   Recreational Marijuana & the Construction Industry

Presenter:   Jeff Risch, Labor & Employment Chairperson at SmithAmundsen LLC

Who Should Attend:
Company Owners, Chief Executive Officers, Vice Presidents, Superintendents, Supervisors, Project Managers, and Office Staff

What You Will Learn:
Beginning January 1, 2020, the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“Act”), will allow adults (21+) to possess and consume cannabis. The Act has considerable employment pitfalls for Construction Industry employers. As a consequence, drug testing without any evidence of impairment in the workplace will open the door for legal challenges. This timely webinar, presented by Jeffrey Risch, Labor and Employment Attorney with SmithAmundsen LLC, will go over the legal risks for Illinois Employers starting January 1, 2020, and what can be done to try and diminish the impact of recreational marijuana.

During this webinar, the following key issues will be covered:

  • Adopting and enforcing drug-free workplace policies
  • Drug testing practices and options forward
  • Best practices to protect your workplace
  • And more!

There is no cost to participate.

About the Speaker:
Jeff Risch - Jeff serves as the Chair of Smith Amundsen’s expansive management-side Labor & Employment Practice Group headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Jeff represents employers in jurisdictions and before administrative tribunals throughout the United States. Jeff provides employment and traditional labor law counsel to several trade associations, including the FCAI.  

Jeff has also recently contributed to labor and employment law stories produced by several recognized media outlets such as NPR, Fox News Chicago,, the Daily Herald, and the Chicago Tribune. Jeff is regularly recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in the field of Labor & Employment Law. Jeff has been elected to The Best Lawyers in America in Employment Law - Management: 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019.

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