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Marijuana and the workplace: a potpourri of conflicting laws for employers

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 21 2014

20 states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized possession of marijuana for medical use, and for recreational use as well in Washington

Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 18 2009

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has received much attention lately

Recent developments in wage and hour law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

October and November were busy months in the world of wage and hour law. In our continuing efforts to keep our clients and friends apprised of recent

Employee medical conditions not covered by the ADA

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 26 2007

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA” or “Act”) protects only certain impairments as disabilities those that substantially limit engagement in a “major life activity”

“Perfectly clear” successor doctrine clarified

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 19 2009

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently held in S&F Market St. Healthcare LLC v. NLRB that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) misapplied the “perfectly clear” successor doctrine wherein a successor employer is bound by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement only when it is “perfectly clear” that the new employer intends to retain all of its predecessor’s bargaining unit employees without changing the terms and conditions of their employment

New York state court decision raises issues concerning the drafting of arbitration clauses

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 20 2010

By Design, LLC terminated the employment of Oded Nachmani, who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed in violation of his employment contract and certain discrimination laws

Anti-poaching agreements under attack

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 20 2012

Healthcare employers need to be mindful of a recent focus by federal antitrust regulators on agreements with competitors limiting solicitation and hiring

Stress disorder and obesity as “disabilities” under the Americans with Disabilities Act

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 25 2007

Two recent cases examining whether an employee is “disabled”, and therefore entitled to protection from discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), illustrate how courts are approaching health concerns gaining increasing societal attention: stress disorders and obesity

Avoiding liability for workplace courtships - office romances lead employers to test the use of love contracts

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 18 2007

As employees spend more time at work, office romances remain a strong presence in companies throughout the United States

Ohio Education Association v. Lopez: Ohio appellate court finds “slimebag” comment did not violate non-disparagement clause

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 7 2011

Employers often include non-disparagement clauses in separation agreements in order to keep employees from harming the employer's reputation after the employment relationship ends