By: Diane Benjamin
It isn’t a surprise Illinois government wants to tell employers how to run their businesses. Illinois is not participating in the prosperity much of the rest of the country is experiencing because of Illinois government.
Now with the legalization of cannabis, drug testing employees could get them sued. Employees have rights to use the soon to be legal drug while employers can’t expect their employees to test marijuana free.
The Illinois Municipal League (IML) included this in their email to local government yesterday:
Since smoking weed will be legal, employers can’t discriminate against employees who test positive! Drive a truck? No problem. Work in dangerous situations? No problem.
Employers can prohibit use at work, but they have to have a good-faith reason for disciplining employees who appear to be under the influence.
Of course IML suggests talking to an employment attorney.
In Illinois the job market for attorneys interpreting laws isn’t suffering.
One more State disaster:
Eventually the minimum wage in Illinois will be $15 per hour. Businesses will close, hours will be cuts, jobs will be replaced by machines, employees will lose jobs.
Bernie Sanders found that out while campaigning for a national $15 minimum wage and paying his unionized staff less. https://www.newsweek.com/bernie-sanders-campaign-15-dollar-minimum-wage-staff-2020-controversy-1450267
Employers will get less work done while employees won’t make any more money – if they still have a job. Prices will increase thus hurting the people $15 an hour was suppose to help.
Simple economics is beyond comprehension for a government who makes laws by what “feels good”.