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
“Let’s see,” I said to myself. “I want to blog about this important, brand new medical marijuana employment law decision. This is a burgeoning area of the law, and this particular decision will enlighten my readers like few others I’ve written about.”
“Yeah, but unless you can find a ‘free for commercial use, no attribution required’ scales of justice made out of marijuana leaves, I think you should rank the spices in your spice rack instead. After all, readers love a good ‘turmeric v. garam masala’ showdown.”
***Googles ‘marijuana scales of justice’*** Continue reading
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