The Illinois General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (HB 1438) on May 31, 2019 and Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed the bill. The act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, will allow anyone age 21 or older to possess, use or buy marijuana, which will be considered a lawful product. For employers, the end of Illinois' prohibition on recreational use invites a host of practical problems moving forward.
And then on August 9, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker enacted sweeping changes to the landscape of employment law in Illinois. Among other changes, the amendments create the Workplace Transparency Act, which limits employers' abilities to restrict certain employee rights with regard to allegations of unlawful conduct. The amendments also significantly modify the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Illinois Victims Economic Security and Safety Act. The provisions of the amendments also go into effect on January 1, 2020.
We are pleased to announce Abby J. Clark from Davis & Campbell as our speaker. Join us on November 7, 2019 as she helps dissect and discuss how these legislative changes will impact Illinois employers.
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