McHenry County College (MCC), Illinois, has announced to host an event to elaborate on the new marijuana laws. The session is named as “Navigating Cannabis in the Workplace” will help employers in learning how the new marijuana laws will affect the work environment.
The event will be held between 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. on December 4 at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry. Stateline SHRM has also partnered with MCC for hosting the session.
Notably, on January 1, 2020, Illinois will join in the list of states who approved the recreational use of cannabis. Thus it will be the 11th state so far to do so. However, any stocking or consumption of marijuana is still illegal under federal law. The federal law will continue to keep a check on certain things regarding marijuana.
The session will focus on the recreational use of marijuana and how it will affect the workplace. Attendees will also get to learn about drug use and testing policies. Moreover, the session will also elaborate on how an employer can implement or maintain a zero-tolerance drug policy.
Carlos Arévalo and Adam Carson will present the session and share their insights regarding the new policy. Arévalo is a labor lawyer and partner at SmithAmundsen, while Carson is a drug recognition expert and Sergeant in the Hills Police Department. Some of the topics that will be explained in the session include employer liability, right to privacy, company policies, and safety relating to marijuana in the workplace.