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Cannabis and the Workplace: Lessons for the Employer Regarding Hiring, Firing and Disciplinary Issues

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  • Description

    This informative CLE course will examine cannabis in the workplace from the perspective of legal standing and best practices. The course will present the potential conflicts that arise between State and Federal law as well as issues related to medical marijuana, non-discrimination laws, standards in drug testing, recreational use and company policies. An outlook of emerging trends will also be presented.

  • Instructor Bio

    Daniel Saeedi

    Daniel focuses his practice on issues relating to employment law and unfair competition. He represents clients nationwide in the realm of trade secret theft, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, and breaches of fiduciary duties. Daniel also provides counseling to business on how to employ best practices and policies to better position themselves to litigate unfair competition claims. In addition, he helps companies conduct complex internal investigations regarding intellectual property theft, computer fraud and data privacy issues. He also litigates unfair competition claims in federal and state courts around the country.

    Daniel is experienced in matters under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Stored Communications Act, the Lanham Act, various state trade secret laws, legal standards regarding non-competes, and prosecution of common law tort claims related to unfair competition. These important issues involve complex questions regarding information technology and industry norms. Daniel has assisted clients in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, logistics, information technology and software design, marketing, health and medical devices, food, entertainment, and retail. Daniel is a frequent speaker and writer on corporate and employment matters, and provides the yearly continuing legal education training on trade secrets and non-competes for the Illinois State Bar Association. Daniel also frequently speaks on issues relating to diversity, inclusion and implicit bias. He provides implicit bias training to hundreds of lawyers each year, including in-house counsel.

    In 2008, Daniel graduated magna cum laude from The John Marshall Law School. During law school, he was the Executive Lead Articles Editor for The John Marshall Law Review. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald, Illinois Supreme Court, and for the Honorable Judge Ronald A. Guzman, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. Daniel has been honored as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2014-2019.


    Allison Czerniak

    Allison assists clients in resolving a wide variety of business and commercial litigation issues. She has experience with matters involving corporate governance, shareholder disputes, fraud, employment law, environmental litigation, commercial banking and general contract disputes. She has also represented various local governments in complex constitutional litigation and class actions in federal court. Allison guides clients through all stages of federal and state civil litigation, including any resulting appeals.

    Before entering private practice, Allison served as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and before that, for the Honorable Justice Christopher Dietzen at the Minnesota Supreme Court. Allison received her J.D., summa cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.

    Allison is licensed to practice in federal and state court in Illinois and in Minnesota. She is honored as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star. In 2019, Allison completed the Chicago Bar Association Leadership Institute, a selective program to enhance leadership skills and foster the professional growth of Chicago attorneys.