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Employer who terminated applicant for disclosing medical marijuana use faces lawsuit

USA - December 5 2014 Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws legalizing medical marijuana. In the face of this trend of legalization…

Mark A. Konkel

Severance payments offset NY unemployment insurance benefits as of January 1, 2014

USA - February 11 2014 In order to spare New York employers from shouldering the cost of $200 million in interest payments on a loan to fund the New York Unemployment…

Mark A. Konkel

What all employers can learn from Ellen Pao’s resignation from Reddit

USA - July 16 2015 You might have been following the latest news on Ellen Pao, the interim CEO of Reddit, who just resigned her position last week. Ms. Pao was also the…

New York: 2020—new decade, new laws

USA - January 7 2020 As we close the books on 2019, and enter the new decade, New York employers should keep a list of all new legislation handy. Below is our brief…

Nidhi Srivastava

The bathroom dilemma in the news - transgender rights on the front page

USA - November 13 2015 The front page of last Sunday's New York Times 'Styles' section was almost entirely devoted to an article called "The Symbols of Change," recounting…

Morgan P. Arons