Amit Bindra

The Prinz Law Firm, P.C.

Session Title: What Every Cannabis Business Should Know about Employment Law

Professional Summary

Amit Bindra is a partner at The Prinz Law Firm, P.C., an employment and business practice in Chicago. Amit has extensive experience working with small businesses and start-ups, executives, and employees to find creative and pragmatic solutions to a wide range of employment and business matters. In addition to providing business counseling and executive career counseling, Amit’s work has largely focused on non-compete and non-solicit agreements, arbitration agreements, trade secret disputes, wage and hour claims, and employment discrimination. Amit is currently an adjunct law professor at Loyola University Chicago, where he teaches a course on appellate writing. He is also a member of numerous professional organizations, has been named an Illinois Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine (a designation reserved for less than 2.5% of attorneys), and has received the Advocate designation from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

Session Abstract

Many new business owners quickly learn the regulatory ropes to get their companies up and running, but they forget one key component: employment law. You need dependable and passionate employees to make your business thrive, yet every employment relationship carries some level of risk. In this seminar, you will gain familiarity with the basics of employment law, especially in the context of the cannabis industry. We will discuss drafting and implementing enforceable contracts that also protect your trade secrets and confidential information, factors to consider when hiring employees, the basics of creating employee handbooks, an overview of tricky employment classification issues, and a summary of recent legal changes in Illinois. We will also touch upon developing and sustaining a positive workplace culture that will keep your current employees happy and attract competitive new talent.