Illinois Chapter
Legalization of Marijuana and Effects in the Workplace

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Haimer USA, LLC
134 E. Hill Street [map]
Villa Park, IL 60181

Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Program: 5:30- 7:30 p.m.
Dinner and Drinks - Tacos Food Truck

Cost: No Charge (PMPA Illinois Chapter is covering the cost of this meeting)

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2019

Speaker: Jeff Risch, SmithAmundsen LLC

Jeffrey Risch, attorney with SmithAmundsen LLC in Chicago, IL, addresses the growing concerns employers face now that Illinois is set to legalize cannabis on January 1 and how it will affect worker productivity and safety, among other issues. This is a different law, and it has different implementations. Jeffrey outlines steps employers need to take (and should take) today to adapt their policies so that their employees will know exactly how marijuana use will be treated within their organization.

Jeff serves as the Chair of Smith Amundsen’s expansive management-side Labor & Employment Practice Group headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Jeff represents employers in jurisdictions and before administrative tribunals throughout the United States. Jeff provides employment and traditional labor law counsel to several trade associations. Jeff has also recently contributed to labor and employment law stories produced by several recognized media outlets such as NPR, Fox News Chicago,, the Daily Herald, and the Chicago Tribune. He also helped write and edit THE leading resource manual on labor and employment law for Illinois employers published by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Jeff is regularly recognized by his peers as a leading lawyer in the field of Labor & Employment Law on a local, regional and national basis.

Who Should Attend:

This meeting would be of interest to your upper management team, supervisors and HR personnel.

Cancellation and Other Policies:

CANCELLATION POLICY: Refunds will be made for cancellations made 72 hours prior to the meeting. Otherwise substitutions are encouraged.

For more information please contact:

Ms. Renee A. Merker
Director, Communications and Events
Precision Machined Products Association
Phone: (440) 262-5330
Fax: (440) 526-5803