July 27, 2017 | foleyfoleypc
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 […]
July 18, 2017 | Angela Snyder, Esq.
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 […]
July 14, 2017 | Angela Snyder, Esq.
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 […]
July 13, 2017 | Angela Snyder, Esq.
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 […]