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New Jersey Medical Marijuana Amendments Expand Employment Protections
New Jersey has expanded its medical marijuana program and—for the first time since the state enacted the law—adopted formal protections for employees and job applicants who use what is now called "medical cannabis."
United States
2 Aug 2019
Chicago Is The Latest City To Enact A Predictive Scheduling Law
The Chicago City Council approved the "Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance" on July 24, 2019.
United States
1 Aug 2019
Ebola Back In The News: What Employers Need To Know About The Ongoing Outbreak
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently declared a global health emergency due to an outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
United States
26 Jul 2019
New Provisions Give Domestic Workers Access To Social Security And Healthcare Benefits
On March 29, 2019, Mexico's government launched the Pilot Program to Register Domestic Workers to the Mandatory Social Security Regime, allowing domestic workers
23 Jul 2019
Labor And Employment Issues Facing The Healthcare Industry
Public discourse on "healthcare" has focused primarily on health insurance and the significant changes made by the Affordable Care Act.
United States
18 Jul 2019
HHS Proposed Regulations Remove Protections From The Affordable Care Act For Transgender Patients
On May 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued new proposed regulations interpreting Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act
United States
18 Jul 2019
Second Circuit Sends Home Care Worker's Putative Class Claims To Union Arbitration On An Individual Basis
On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit handed a significant victory to New York's home care industry.1 In Abdullayeva v. Attending Home Care Services, the appellate court reversed a lower...
United States
8 Jul 2019
Illinois Poised To Protect Marijuana Users From Adverse Employment Actions As Part Of Marijuana Legalization Legislation
On June 4, 2019, the Illinois legislature passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the "Act") (HB 1438). The Act, notwithstanding federal law, declares marijuana a "lawful product" for state law
United States
3 Jul 2019
Nevada Codifies What Constitutes "Health Benefits" For Purposes Of Nevada's Minimum Wage Laws
On May 21, 2019, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed a bill that seeks to clarify what type of health benefits an employer must provide in order to pay its employees the lower-tier minimum wage
United States
14 Jun 2019
Newfoundland And Labrador, Canada: Court Affirms That Inability To Measure Impairment Caused By Medical Cannabis Can Constitute An Undue Hardship
The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador rendered a welcome decision in February for employers across Canada that have been struggling to balance their obligations under occupational health
United States
29 Apr 2019
Pre-Employment Marijuana Drug Testing Goes Up In Smoke In NYC
Significantly, the law would not prohibit employer drug-testing programs that test existing employees for marijuana.
United States
29 Apr 2019
Updated Massachusetts Paid Family And Medical Leave Act Regulations Offer Additional Guidance As July 1 Effective Date Draws Near
The Department published a toolkit for employers, including a calculator for employers to estimate contributions.
United States
17 Apr 2019
NY Court Of Appeals Decision Saves The NY Home Care Industry – What's Next For Home Care Providers?
New York's vast home care industry and those who rely on their services breathed a sigh of relief on March 26, 2019, when the New York Court of Appeals gave providers the green light ...
United States
9 Apr 2019
A Paramount Reversal Just Saved The New York Home Care Industry
The day most anxiously anticipated (or dreaded) by the vast home care industry in New York has arrived.
United States
8 Apr 2019
New Jersey Poised To Enact First Recreational Marijuana Law Protecting Workers From Adverse Employment Action
Update: On March 25, 2019, New Jersey lawmakers canceled their planned vote on the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory and Expungement Aid Modernization Act due to insufficient support.
United States
3 Apr 2019
In Oklahoma, Medical Use Of Marijuana Is OK, But Employers Now Have Enhanced Rights To Act
On March 12, 2019, Oklahoma Governor Stitt signed into law the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Use and Patient Protection Act.
United States
2 Apr 2019
Up In Smoke? New Wisconsin Governor Proposes Marijuana Legalization And Host Of New Employment Laws
Wisconsin employers reviewing Governor Tony Evers' very first budget proposal may be surprised by the number of the employment-related items.
United States
21 Mar 2019
Michigan Employers Can Refuse To Hire Medical Marijuana Users
In an unpublished opinion, a state appellate court held the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) did not provide a cause of action for an applicant whose conditional job offer from the City
United States
4 Mar 2019
Certainty Is (Even Closer) On The Horizon For The New York Home Care Industry
The New York home care industry has faced collapse since a series of New York Appellate Division decisions invalidated NY DOL policy and held that home care attendants working 24-hour shifts who are employed by...
United States
20 Feb 2019
From Alcoholism To Exhibitionism—When The Law Says A Condition Is Not A Disability
Mr. Wood worked for the Durham County Council as a Behavioural Officer.
18 Feb 2019
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