Oh, wait. I meant Nevada. Continue reading
More than ever, American workplaces are emphasizing diversity by targeting hires of different races, religions, ethnicities, genders, cultural and educational backgrounds, work experience, etc. This variety promotes different viewpoints, better problem-solving, a just a more dynamic workplace. Generally, this results in businesses attracting better talent, reducing turnover, and improving the brand and reputation.
But, with different backgrounds may come a different appreciation of social norms.
I have an example for you.
Last week, I participated on a panel on which a few of us employment lawyers discussed the pitfalls and best practices for dealing with issues related to employee opioid and marijuana use in the workplace. Continue reading
I have a feeling Mr. Nadler is going to be pretty tired. But, let’s see what this is all about. Continue reading
Last year in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court narrowly concluded that a court should enforce an agreement between an employer and employee to arbitrate claims individually notwithstanding workers’ rights under the National Labor Relations Act to engage in protected concerted activity.
That decision did not sit well with several members of Congress. Continue reading
In 2010, the Supreme Court held in Stolt-Nielsen SA v. AnimalFeeds International that a court may not compel class-action arbitration when an arbitration agreement is silent on the availability of such arbitration.
Last year, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court issued another employer-friendly decision on arbitration when it concluded that the National Labor Relations Act does not usurp an agreement between a company and its worker to arbitrate employment-related claims on an individual, non-class basis.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the legislation.
The case is called Wild v. Carriage Funeral Holdings, Inc. So, yeah, it’s “Wild.”
And so as not to bury the lede, the court concluded that the plaintiff, a medical marijuana user, could pursue discrimination claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (the LAD) against his employer. Continue reading