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Nicole D. Meyer

Amendment to Illinois’ Marijuana Law and Its Affect on Employers

Governor Pritzker has signed an amendment to Illinois’ Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the new recreational marijuana law), and – in so doing – has effectively expanded employers’ rights to drug test and discipline for marijuana use. First, public employers may now prohibit/discipline officers, paramedics, and firefighters from/for using and possessing marijuana when they are […]

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Cannabis Clean Up Tour with Peoria Chamber of Commerce

On February 11, 2020, Attorneys Rick Russo and Nicole Meyer will present on the amendment to the Illinois marijuana bill and its effect on employers, medical marijuana/reasonable accommodations, and how the legalization of marijuana may affect workers compensation matters for the Peoria Chamber of Commerce at the Hult Center for Healthy Living.

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Policies on Marijuana, Drug Testing, and Reasonable Accommodations – AAIM’s Employment Law Series 2020

On February 19, 2020, Attorney Nicole Meyer will present “Policies on Marijuana, Drug Testing, and Reasonable Accommodations.”  Topics covered will include: What options are available to employers for use of marijuana? What are the risks associated with different drug testing programs? Do employers have to accommodate the use of medical marijuana as a reasonable accommodation?

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Cannabis Clean Up Tour with DePaul University College of Law

On February 20, 2020, Attorney Nicole Meyer will present on Policies on Marijuana, Drug Testing, and Reasonable Accommodations and Workers Compensation at DePaul University College of Law (CLE provided).

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Bradley University OLLI Study Group

On April 1, 2020, Attorney Nicole Meyer is leading an OLLI study group on the new recreational marijuana law and its implications for employers and businesses on Bradley’s campus.

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Cannabis Clean Up Tour – Central Illinois Chapter of the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association

On April 23, 2020, Attorney Nicole Meyer will present on the new recreational marijuana legislation and its impact on business and insurance for the Central Illinois Chapter of the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association Conference at Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington, Illinois.

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After Three Changed Positions and Nearly 20 Years, the National Labor Relations Board is Exempting Graduate/Teaching Student Assistants from the National Labor Relations Act

New Board, New Rule On September 20, 2019, the National Labor Relations Board announced that it will establish a regulation exempting student graduate assistants, teaching assistants, research assistants, and other similar positions from the definition of an employee under the National Labor Relations Act. The proposed rule was posted in the Federal Register on September […]

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DAZED and CONFUSED: Employer Concerns Due to Passage of Illinois’ Recreational Marijuana Legislation

Nicole D. Meyer, Esq. Davis & Campbell, L.L.C. ndmeyer@dcamplaw.com On June 25, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation making Illinois the 11th state to approve marijuana for recreational use for individuals age 21 and older.  Governor Pritzker argues that the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“CRTA”), set to go into effect on January 1, 2020, […]

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Supreme Court Gives Green Light on Employer Arbitration Contracts That Prohibit Class Actions

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, ruling that companies can draft employment contracts to include arbitration clauses that bar employees from joining together in court and taking legal action concerning workplace issues. For thousands of companies, this decision means they can continue to require arbitration agreements […]

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