Cannabis licenses are difficult to obtain. If you are serious about obtaining one of the limited number of licenses available in Illinois, it is important to maximize your odds by hiring diligent legal counsel. Wolfe Miglio is pleased to offer our clients a full range of services to assist clients in obtaining these licenses.

Employer Considerations

In your application for a cannabis business license, you will need to implement a plan to establish a plan for employment that encourages good business practices, protects the parties involved, and meets the requirements for employment practices under Illinois’ cannabis legislation. The cannabis business attorneys at Wolfe Miglio can help to review or draft agreements between employers and employees to ensure that parties are protected and necessary employment standards are upheld. Illinois’ new cannabis legislation puts particular focus on the development and implementation of employment practices which are geared towards education, diversity hiring practices, and worker protections. 

Its important to make sure that employers meet their obligations, because in the realm of Cannabis related business, there are many. Employers must ensure that proper training is implemented for all new employees as well as protocols to prevent loss, theft, and waste. A cannabis lawyer, like those at Wolfe Miglio, can help you make sure that you don’t accidentally miss small mistakes or overlook small details which could be detrimental to your business. At Wolfe Miglio, our cannabis compliance attorneys know that the last thing you want as a business owner is to have legal troubles stall the growth of your venture. 

Our attorneys can also help to keep you and your employees up to state on cannabis regulations and laws on an ongoing basis so that you are always up to date 

Contracts are an, often overlooked, but important part of any business with employees or partners.

  • Partnership agreements outline the rights of each person in the business along with their rights and responsibilities. We always advise that business have standing agreements between all parties who have an ownership interest in the company. Things happen, and its important to be both prepared and protected in the event that something unforeseen occurs.
  • Employment agreements help the employee to understand what is expected of them, and what rights the employee and the employer both have during the course of employment. Cannabis business should mandate training and education for employees, both to enhance the productivity and safety of the employee, and to protect the employer from unnecessary and avoidable liability which can stem from improper training of employees. Your application for, and ongoing compliance for, licensure will require that training and educational programs are outlined and upheld. The cannabis business attorneys at Wolfe Miglio understand business and how it intersects with the law; we can help you develop and draft proper educational and training programs for employees and make sure that these are included in agreements between employers and employees. 

Businesses can also help to limit liability by establishing protocols for operations and protocol based on a training program that all employees are aware of. Employers should make sure that employees are always aware of, and have access to any guidelines set forth by employers to ensure ongoing compliance with relevant cannabis and business laws and regulations. Starting a new business is exciting but considerations from an operational perspective should not be ignored. Call the cannabis business lawyers at Wolfe Miglio to help you develop and review protocols and contracts so that we can help your business run as smoothly and profitably as possible.

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If you are interested in applying for a Cannabis license of any kind in Illinois, our experienced cannabis attorneys are here to help you with your application and any legal needs you may have after you have been awarded your license.  

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