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August 16, 2017

In the First Case of its Kind, Court Rules Federal Law Does Not Trump Employee Protections under State Medical Marijuana Law

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.

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July 31, 2017

Final Regulations Clarifying and Expanding New York City "Ban the Box" Law Take Effect on August 5, 2017

Final regulations implementing New York City's Fair Chance Act—one of the nation's most comprehensive "ban the box" laws—take effect on August 5, 2017.

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July 20, 2017

Washington Public Employer Hit with $1.8 Million Judgment for Failing to Accommodate Prescription Drug User

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.

Podcast
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July 20, 2017

Pay Equity at the Local Level: San Francisco Bans Salary History Inquiries

A new ordinance in San Francisco will make inquiries about applicants' wages in current or former jobs illegal.

Dear Littler
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July 19, 2017

Dear Littler: A potential new hire shaved his head after learning about our drug-testing policy. Now what?

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?

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July 19, 2017

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Creates Employer Obligation to Accommodate Employees Using Medical Marijuana

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.

WPI Report
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July 5, 2017

Mid-Year Roundup: Equal Pay and Related Bills Command Attention in 2017

Consistent with a major theme of the 2016 election cycle, equal pay and similar wage proposals dominated the attention of state legislatures in the first half of 2017.

ASAP
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June 19, 2017

Delaware Enacts Law to Address Gender Pay Gap By Prohibiting Employers From Requesting Compensation History of Job Applicants

On June 14, 2017, Delaware Governor John Carney signed a new law to address the pay gap between men and women by prohibiting prospective employers from asking job applicants about their salary history.

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June 15, 2017

Rhode Island Superior Court Rules on Job Applicant's Medical Marijuana Use

The Rhode Island Superior Court recently ruled an employer is prohibited from refusing to hire an applicant because she would potentially fail a pre-employment drug test due to her use of medical marijuana.

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May 10, 2017

Sixth Circuit Extends "Cat’s Paw" Liability Theory to FMLA Retaliation Claims

A Sixth Circuit panel has held that the cat’s paw theory of liability applies to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) retaliation cases.

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