11/19/19: Wild World of Employment Law event from Great River Human Resource Association

Join us for our 1/2 day Employment Law event on Tuesday, November 19. During our time together, the Pappas-O’Connor firm will cover the topics most requested in our GRHRA employment law survey. See the event schedule below: Featuring: Reefer Madness: How Illinois legalization effects Employer’s in Illinois & Iowa and what to do about: Managing the conflict between federal and numerous state laws. Differences between recreational and medicinal use laws. How do employers address zero-tolerance… Read More »11/19/19: Wild World of Employment Law event from Great River Human Resource Association

10/3/19: Edge Business Series: Legal marijuana – Will there be a haze in your workplace?

Three months from now people over 21 may legally use cannabis for recreational purposes in the Illinois Quad Cities, but how will the new law have an impact on employment and workplace drug policies?  To address possible unknowns for employers, the Quad Cities Chamber hosted a panel discussion at 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at TaxSlayer Center in Moline. The panel covered a host of issues related to cannabis regulation,… Read More »10/3/19: Edge Business Series: Legal marijuana – Will there be a haze in your workplace?

Higher tolerance: Should employers change drug testing policies as marijuana use is legalized?

By Sarah Ritter sritter@qctimes.com In states relaxing marijuana laws, some employers have been left in a haze. That’s according to national cannabis law specialist Michelle Lee Flores, an employment attorney with Akerman in Los Angeles. She said changing marijuana use laws have caused some employers to hash out new drug testing standards, while others are still skeptical about implementing higher-tolerance policies. “Here in California, when adult use was passed, there… Read More »Higher tolerance: Should employers change drug testing policies as marijuana use is legalized?

Alert: Summer 2018 Labor and Employment Update

Justice Kennedy's retirement will create ideological consequences, but what about in the Labor and Employment arena? How have the recent Supreme Court decisions changed the landscape in employment law? Has the NLRB changed its tune regarding handbook policies? These questions and more are discussed below in Pappas & O’Connor’s 2018 Summer Labor & Employment Update.