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The New WWW - Weapons and Weed in Your Workplace

The Horton Group

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT)

The New WWW - Weapons and Weed in Your Workplace

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The New WWW - Weapons and Weed in Your Workplace


Please join us for a lively presentation on how the new Concealed Carry and Medical Marijuana legislation will affect you as an employer or HR professional in Illinois.


During this workshop we will present some of the ramifications and implications within the workplace and the employer/employee relationship regarding medical marijuana and concealed carry. Focus will be given on the interplay between medical marijuana legislation and OSHA, Americans with Disabilities Act, The Family Medical Leave Act, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability policies as well as employer substance abuse policies and the hiring/firing of medical marijuana users.


Additional topics to be discussed include:


  • Potential issues arising from the medical marijuana and firearm legislation
  • Best Practices for employers to navigate the laws and potential liability 
  • Practical application of handling medical marijuana users and concealed firearm carriers in the workplace
  • Employer legal obligations and employee rights
  • What policy or handbook changes need to be implemented?
  • What insurance risks are involved and what coverage can be provided?
  • Who will be regulating the carrying of concealed firearms in the workplace?
  • What should or could employers do if they elect to allow or prohibit weapons in the workplace?



Guest Speaker

Mark A. Lies II,  Esq.
Attorney, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Mark is a partner with the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw. His practice areas include occupational safety and health, workplace violence, and employment litigation. In his employment law practice, Mark represents employers on a national basis by developing compliant employment policies and appearing before the EEOC and state human rights agencies.  He has defended employers in single plaintiff and class action employment litigation in federal and state court involving discrimination based on race, age, sex, religion, disability and retaliatory discharge cases involving exercise of First Amendment and other employee protected activity.

In addition, his practice has included counseling and defense of workplace violence threats and incidents requiring involvement with the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and other federal and state agencies.  He has authored numerous publications on preventing workplace violence, such as editor of “Preventing and Managing Workplace Violence” published by the American Bar Association (ABA). Mark obtained his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and was awarded his J.D. from the DePaul University School of Law. He was a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1974 and is a Viet Nam veteran.

Participation is complimentary, however space is limited. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Debby Smith at 866-248-5300 or via email at

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The Horton Group | Training Room
10320 Orland Parkway
Orland Park, IL 60467

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CDT)

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The Horton Group

The Horton Group is an insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory firm. We specialize in helping clients turn costs and risk into competitive advantage, and growing the business for tomorrow. Our business is about helping you achieve a higher level of performance. The Horton Group has the people, insight and innovation to get ahead of trends, and offer new ideas on critical challenges. 

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