Ontario employers can speak candidly about former employees' weaknesses when providing job references, as long as the dominant motive for the reference is not malicious, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) recently indicated.
A state appellate court held the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act did not provide a cause of action for an applicant whose conditional job offer was rescinded after he tested positive for marijuana during a mandatory pre-employment drug test.
Philadelphia's Fair Workweek Employment Standards Ordinance, effective January 1, 2020, imposes significant hiring, scheduling, and compensation duties on large retail, hospitality and food service businesses.
On January 29, 2019, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that failing to grant a lateral transfer for discriminatory reasons may constitute an “adverse employment action” that violates Massachusetts law.
The Ninth Circuit has held that the FCRA's prohibition on including so-called “extraneous” information with the requisite disclosure extends even to information about the legal rights that job applicants have under state fair credit reporting laws.
A persistent misunderstanding is that it is impossible for employers to dismiss works councils members. As recently clarified by the Sub-District Court of North Holland, termination is certainly possible.
A recent federal court decision opened the door for employers to recruit and hire candidates who are either recent graduates or have limited work experience without risking liability for certain claims of age discrimination.