Complimentary Webinar
Thursday, October 10th,
10:00 A.M. CST
featuring Matthew W. Horn and Jeffrey A. Risch 
On June 25, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed into effect  House Bill 1438 —the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“CRTA”) . The CRTA, which is set to take effect on January 1, 2020 , leaves some open questions for employers, but there are a few important features with which Illinois employers should quickly become familiar.

Corkill Insurance Agency is pleased to welcome Matthew W. Horn and Jeffrey A. Risch , as the featured speakers for our upcoming Illinois Recreational Marijuana Law: Impact on the Workplace webinar.
Topics will include:
  • Differentiating between the different forms of cannabis that can have very different effects on the mind and body
  • Impact of Use and Impairment.
  • The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) and Amendments to Illinois’ Privacy in the Workplace Act.
  • Navigating potential limitations on Disciplining or Discharging Employees for Off-Duty Consumption.
  • What can/can't employers do with respect to Drug Testing and Prohibiting an Employee from Working Under the Influence.
  • Can employers take disciplinary action against employees based on a positive drug test if they exhibit symptoms of marijuana impairment?
  • Providing employees with a “reasonable opportunity to contest” the basis of the employer’s “good faith belief” of their impairment due to marijuana.
  • Best practices forward.
To register for the Illinois Recreational Marijuana Law: Impact on the Workplace webinar, contact:

Christina Anderson
Corkill Insurance Agency, Inc. | Website:
Direct: 224-239-6762 | eMail:  
25 Northwest Point Blvd. Suite 625 | Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
There is no cost to attend this program. 

About our speakers

Matthew W. Horn, SmithAmundsen
Matthew is a proven advocate for his clients, and his practical and competitive nature has allowed him to achieve an unparalleled level of success in the courtroom, as well as positive outcomes for his clients at all stages before trial. Additionally, his creative and thoughtful approach to business and legal issues, coupled with his insurance, accounting, and construction background, allow him to serve as a trusted and effective adviser to his general representation clients.

As co-chair of the firm’s Construction Practice Group, Matthew oversees a team providing comprehensive litigation and transactional services to his clients in the construction industry, commonly dealing with contract issues and disputes, construction defect claims, personal injury claims, and OSHA citations. As chair of the firm’s OSHA Practice Group, he oversees a team ensuring that clients in all industries are in compliance with applicable safety and health regulations. When compliance issues arise, he represents clients at all stages, from the initiation of an OSHA inspection through the litigation of any citations issued.

Matthew’s successes do not end in serving the litigation and general representation needs of his clients. He is an accomplished legal writer and speaker, and is involved in many different legal and construction-related associations, including the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the Underground Contractors Association, and the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association.
Jeffrey A. Risch, SmithAmundsen
Jeff wouldn’t practice law if he couldn’t practice in labor and employment. He takes enormous pride in advising and defending the foundation of our economy: employers. Every day he arises with a passion to aggressively and responsibly represent clients in a broad range of industries.

In his practice, Jeff handles matters involving countering various union tactics; responding to government audits; defending discrimination, retaliation and wrongful termination claims; avoiding employee wage and hour controversies; complying with prevailing wage and minimum wage laws; litigating employment contract disputes and unfair competition controversies; upholding independent contractor and contingent workforce relationships; and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Jeff has many years of both private practice and in-house counsel experience. He represents employers throughout the U.S. and has taken several prominent cases successfully through arbitration, administrative hearing, trial and, when necessary, appeal. Jeff advises employers with the purpose of providing them the most efficient avenue to effectively manage. A prolific author and presenter, Jeff is often asked to speak on trending topics in the labor and employment arena by clients and educational providers around the country. He literally wrote the book on Labor & Employment Law for Illinois employers through the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. If you have ever been lucky enough to see Jeff present, you know you are in excellent hands in any negotiation or a courtroom!

A former manager and current business owner, Jeff understands and relates to the objectives of his clients. He applies his passion for business and employers in his work as chairman of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Employment Law & Litigation Committee, chapter labor counsel for the Associated Builders and Contractors of Illinois, and chapter labor counsel for the Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association.

As chair of the firm’s expansive, management-side Labor and Employment Practice Group, Jeff oversees a team providing comprehensive counsel to employers across the country. As a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, Jeff helps to set the strategic vision for the firm and ensures that each of the firm’s clients receives the best possible experience working with SmithAmundsen.
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At Corkill Insurance Agency, we think you should expect more from a business insurance partner. 

The Corkill Safety Department is staffed by professionals with ~55 years combined experience. Our team can help you to:
  • Review and update workplace drug use and testing policies;
  • Implement steps to ensure policies are consistently enforced;
  • Conduct reasonable suspicion training for supervisors to ensure they can appropriately and effectively identify possible substance abuse on the job;
  • Provide information to employees about the harmful effects of drugs , the consequences of violating the drug-free workplace policy, and a look at their own personal roles and responsibilities for their own health and safety, including how to access employee assistance.

To schedule safety services, contact:
Christina Anderson | 224-239-6762 | email:

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