On September 5, 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would formally end the DACA program. If Congress is unable to enact new legislation to protect this program, DACA will terminate, impacting over 800,000 individuals.
As a reminder, on July 17, 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a revised version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which employers must begin using no later than September 18, 2017.
If your workplace drug and alcohol-testing policies take a zero tolerance approach to medical marijuana because the use, distribution, or possession of marijuana is unlawful under federal law, a recent decision could be a game-changer.
Last month, a court ordered an employer to pay a terminated employee a little over $1.8 million in damages for failing to accommodate the employee’s use of prescription opioids, and for terminating her for a positive drug test result.
We recently offered a position to a candidate. He had a reasonable amount of head hair at the time we offered the job. We require hair testing both for new hires, and for random screenings thereafter. He is now bald. What do we do?
On July 17, 2017, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously held that an employee may pursue a disability discrimination claim under state law against her former employer for failing to accommodate the employee’s use of medical marijuana.