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Benefit Of Counsel: The Cannabis Conundrum
At the time of this writing, 33 states and the District of Columbia have legalized the medical use of marijuana, and 10 of those states plus DC have passed laws decriminalizing recreational use.
United States
8 Jul 2019
DOL Finalizes New ERISA Disability Claims And Appeal Procedures
Last month, the Department of Labor issued final regulations revising the minimum required claims procedures for disability benefit claims.
United States
2 Feb 2017
When It Comes To Gender Equity In Workplace Activities, Shoot For Total Parity
This past week, a news story appeared in New Jersey that caught my eye. It was the story of an eighth grade female basketball player at St. Theresa's school in Union County.
United States
11 Jan 2017
New Jersey Regulation And Legislation To Watch In 2017
Nicholas Casiello, Jr. and Ian D. Meklinsky were featured in the Law360 article, "New Jersey Regulation And Legislation To Watch In 2017."
United States
10 Jan 2017
Are Doctors' Notes Advisable For California Disability Accommodations?
Nancy Yaffe was featured in the SHRM article, "Are Doctors' Notes Advisable for California Disability Accommodations?"
United States
9 Jan 2017
HB2 – Trying To Flush It Down The Drain
By many accounts, North Carolina has lost in excess of $400 million in business revenue (and a whole lot of basketball games) due to HB2.
United States
22 Dec 2016
Legislative Update: Effective Dec. 30, New Employment Protections In Delaware
Delaware's legislature and Governor have been busy bees in 2016. This post details three protections added to Delaware's employment discrimination law in 2016, two of which become effective on December 30th (i.e., next Friday).
United States
22 Dec 2016
Handbooks, Onboarding And Gingerbread Lattes
As an employment law policy and counseling specialist, I'm working on handbook number seven so far this month and thought I would share some of my specific updates with you.
United States
21 Dec 2016
5 Things LA Employers Must Do Now To Comply With New "Ban The Box" Ordinance
If you're a city contractor or private employer in the City of Los Angeles with 10 or more employees, starting January 22, 2017 you will be subject to new restrictions on how you deal with job applicants' criminal histories.
United States
21 Dec 2016
Costco Worker Claims Marriage To White Man Led To Bias
Brian McGinnis was quoted in a Bloomberg/BNA article about a lawsuit alleging claims of "associational" bias.
United States
20 Dec 2016
Philadelphia To Prohibit Inquiries About Applicant's Wage History
Philadelphia will become the first city to ban employers from inquiring about the wage history of job applicants.
United States
15 Dec 2016
Keeping Legal Woes Off The Office Holiday Party Invite List
It's that time of year again, when companies host their annual holiday office parties. Some do it on site; some off site.
United States
13 Dec 2016
ADA/FEHA Interactive Process Issues – 100% Healed Policies Are 100% Illegal
The year end is a time for reflection, and one theme in my practice this year has been the failure of managers (and some HR professionals) to fully understand the interactive process . . .
United States
8 Dec 2016
What Employers Need To Know About The EEOC's Updated Enforcement Plan
Employers take note: the EEOC has issued an updated Strategic Enforcement Plan ("SEP") for fiscal years 2017-2021.
United States
6 Dec 2016
Pa. Email Scandal Prompts Renewed Calls For Anti-Bias Rule
Abraham C. Reich was featured in the Law360 article, "Pa. Email Scandal Prompts Renewed Calls For Anti-Bias Rule."
United States
30 Nov 2016
Biz Journal Unveils New Ranking System For LGBT Awards
Danielle Ryan was featured in the Philadelphia Gay News article, "Biz Journal Unveils New Ranking System for LGBT Awards."
United States
11 Nov 2016
Massachusetts Veterans To Be Given Paid Leave From Work On Veterans' Day
As the nation prepares to honor the service of men and women in armed forces, Massachusetts employers should be aware of some new obligations.
United States
7 Nov 2016
ADA/FEHA Interactive Process Issues – Debate Over Doctor's Notes
I recently participated in a panel discussion about ADA/FEHA reasonable accommodation and interactive process issues for the LA County Bar Association.
United States
5 Nov 2016
Eighth Circuit Holds That Employer's Duty To Engage In Reasonable Accommodation Discussions Can Be Inferred From Circumstances
The ADA does not require an employer to speculate about the accommodation needs of employees and applicants.
United States
2 Nov 2016
Bills To Add Breastfeeding, Familial Status, Wage History To NJLAD Advance
At a recent meeting, the New Jersey General Assembly Labor Committee advanced three bills that would expand workplace protections for employees under New Jersey's Law Against Discrimination ("LAD").
United States
25 Oct 2016
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