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Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Posing Challenges For Employers

USA - June 12 2019 The Illinois General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”) (HB 1438) on May 31, 2019, legalizing marijuana for recreational…

Katherine S. Bailey, J. Casey Leech, Kathryn J. Russo

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

USA - June 11 2019 The Illinois General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”) (HB 1438) on May 31, 2019. Governor J.B. Pritzker has stated he…

Katherine S. Bailey, J. Casey Leech, Kathryn J. Russo

New Chicago ordinance bans smoking of e-cigarettes indoors

USA - February 5 2014 Effective April 29, 2014, a new Chicago ordinance will prohibit smoking of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) in enclosed public places and…

Medical marijuana legalized in Illinois

USA - November 1 2013 On January 1, 2014, Illinois will become the 20th state in the nation to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. Illinois' governor signed the…

Court holds retail manager's allegedly harassing comments directed to employee returning from leave supports infliction of emotional distress claim

USA - June 18 2013 In a recent opinion, a federal court held that an employee discharged from a retailer soon after returning from medical leave stated a claim for…