Medical Marijuana in Schools

Governor Rauner has signed legislation that permits medical marijuana to be used in Illinois schools. House Bill 4870 allows a parent or a child’s guardian to administer medical marijuana to students at school. The parent/guardian must be registered with the Department of Public Health, and the legislation does not allow school personnel to administer the medical marijuana to the student.

Illinois No Salary History Bill Vetoed

For the second time, Governor Rauner has vetoed a bill that would prevent employers from asking job candidates about their salary history in the interview process. Titled the Illinois No Salary History Bill, its goal was to prevent low salaries from following women as they change jobs in an attempt to narrow the pay gap. Earlier this year, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel banned questions regarding salary history inquiries when interviewing candidates for City departments. Rauner indicated that if the bill included provisions that allowed employers to seek pay history after the candidate was offered a job and salary, he would approve it.

Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act was recently amended to require employers to reimburse employees for “all necessary expenses that are incurred by the employee related to their position that are directly related to services performed for the employer.”  For information on how this could affect your business and other employment law guidance, contact the attorneys at Rock Fusco & Connelly.

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