Just before the Labor Day weekend, I blogged here about an Americans with Disabilities Act complaint filed in federal court by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that should have employers scrutinizing their leave policies and procedures.
Today, I’ve got news of another EEOC lawsuit filed in my backyard in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As I explain below, this one will have you reaching for a different leave policy — parental leave — to ensure no that there’s no hatin’ on the fellas. Continue reading
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is determined to make the ADEA “more relevant than ever.”
Translation: If your workplace doesn’t get its act together soon, come 2018, you’re gonna be like this if the agency or a plaintiff’s lawyer comes calling.
Fortunately, help is on the way. Continue reading
But, if I were to ask you which side of the country, east coast or west coast, would offer greater judicial support for the employment rights of medicinal-marijuana cardholders, you’d say west for sure, right?
And you’d be wrong… Continue reading
Last month, the Massachusetts Supreme Court held (here) that a local employer may have a duty to accommodate an employee’s use of medicinal marijuana. You can read more about that decision at Jon Hyman’s Ohio Employer’s Law Blog.
Wait, what? If marijuana is still considered an illegal drug under federal law — it is — what duty could an employer possibly have to accommodate an employee’s use of marijuana, even for medical purposes?
Maybe, it’s not so clear. Continue reading
Right before pinball jumped the shark in the early ’90s, there was this movie called Demolition Man. It starred Sylvester Stallone, Sandra Bullock, Wesley Snipes, and the guy who played the evil warden in Shawshank Redemption. IMDB readers scored Demolition Man a 6.6 out of 10, which is generous. But, that’s not the point of this post.
But, that’s not the point of this post. Continue reading
Imagine that one of your top salespeople leaves to go to work for a competitor. At least you had the foresight to have her sign a nonsolicitation agreement as a condition of employment. So, your customers are safe.
Then again… Continue reading
Consider this my attempt at “Serenity now” after chaperoning eight kids eight and younger at a Philadelphia Phillies game on Saturday. With a rain delay. And the tiny dancer featured above. Fortunately, we left the ballpark with all of the kids. I think.
Hopefully, my oldest son, Brooks, enjoyed his birthday.