Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Published on 2/19/2014
Categories: Illinois Law, Medical Marijuana

 

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On January 1, 2014, it became legal for patients with diseases or conditions currently specified by the Act to use marijuana for medical purposes.  Under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, these patients must be registered with the Illinois Department of Public Health and may purchase up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana every two weeks from a licensed dispensary.  Employers may not discriminate against individuals based on their status as a registered patient under the Act. Read more…

Firearm Concealed Carry Act – How can you as an Employer and Business protect yourself, your employees and customers?

Published on 2/12/2014
Categories: Handbook Policy, Human Resources, Illinois Law, Weapons in the Workplace

IL-No-Guns-Allowed-SignThe year 2014 brings many changes that affect not only the workplace but how you conduct business in Illinois.   On July 9th, 2013, Illinois became the last state to allow individuals to carry concealed weapons. Although it became law in 2013, we are just now feeling the effects of its enactment.  Over 23,000 people in Illinois have applied for permits, with nearly one quarter of those applicants living in Cook County, while Will and Du Page Counties follow close behind with the most number of applicants.  Soon, they will receive their permits and begin to exercise their rights under the law. Read more…

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