Two government agencies are fighting: Grill, chill and get your law fill

July 27, 2017 |

THE DOJ AND THE EEOC CANNOT AGREE WHETHER TITLE VII PROTECTS SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION In a case that takes parents fighting in front of the kids to new heights, the Department of Justice claims that Title VII does not cover discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, the opposite position taken by the Equal Employment […]

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Says Marijuana Is a Reasonable Accommodation for Disability

July 18, 2017 |

Well, we knew this day would come.  Despite the fact that marijuana remains a Schedule I Controlled Substance under Federal law (defined as a drug or other substance  that has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court just held that marijuana is per se a reasonable accommodation […]

New Notice for California Employers

July 14, 2017 |

Think fast, the California Labor Commissioner just released a new notice regarding rights for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  Employers must begin providing this notice to new hires – well, now.  It must also be provided to other employees upon request.  The Labor Commissioner’s Notice is here: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/Victims_of_Domestic_Violence_Leave_Notice.pdf Employers also have the option […]

More Evidence That the States Are Now Driving the Employment Law Changes Around the Country

July 13, 2017 |

Washington Jumps on the Paid Family and Medical Leave Bandwagon, But Paid Sick Leave is Coming First Last week, Washington joined California, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island in guaranteeing paid family leave. Washington’s law is perhaps the most generous of the bunch, and the first to pay for the program without tacking it […]

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