Federal Court Rules for Applicant in Medical Marijuana Employment Discrimination Case

Federal Court Rules for Applicant in Medical Marijuana Employment Discrimination Case

Over at In the Weeds, our Firm’s blog on the developments in cannabis law, my colleague Joseph McNelis shares a breaking development at the intersection of cannabis law and employment discrimination law.  This legal intersection poses a complicated series of questions, requiring courts to weigh the illegality of cannabis under federal law with state laws that… Continue reading Federal Court Rules for Applicant in Medical Marijuana Employment Discrimination Case

Employers Beware: ICE Is Ramping Up I-9 Audits to Record Levels

Employers Beware: ICE Is Ramping Up I-9 Audits to Record Levels

On Fox’s Immigration View blog, partner Alka Bahal provides a detailed exploration of the I-9 inspection process, in the wake of a recent surge in I-9 audits carried out by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. All employers in the United States are required to have a Form I-9 on file for all employees to verify… Continue reading Employers Beware: ICE Is Ramping Up I-9 Audits to Record Levels

Annual Sexual Harassment Training Will Be Mandatory in NYC Beginning in 2019

Annual Sexual Harassment Training Will Be Mandatory in NYC Beginning in 2019

Yesterday,  I spent a large part of my day talking about harassment training.  Between completing a pitch for new work and scheduling training for existing clients, the questions I faced most were the following: Where is training required? How often should an employer do training? Where training is required, does the training have to be… Continue reading Annual Sexual Harassment Training Will Be Mandatory in NYC Beginning in 2019

Have you Reviewed your Employee Compensation?

Have you Reviewed your Employee Compensation?

Ok, dear readers, I feel that I have been neglecting you.  I was swamped with preparing for a trial right before my well-deserved vacation to France and Spain.  I know, excuses, excuses. I came back from vacation feeling refreshed. I mean who would not be refreshed with views like this: I feel that I have so… Continue reading Have you Reviewed your Employee Compensation?

New E-Book: Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana

New E-Book: Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana

Though cannabis is illegal under federal law, at least 30 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis for medical use and nine states, as well as D.C., have legalized it for recreational use—a dichotomy that presents a unique and complex challenge for employers. In a new e-book, Fox attorneys Joseph A. McNelis III, Lee… Continue reading New E-Book: Employment Compliance in the Age of Legalized Marijuana

Michigan Commission: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment Prohibited

Michigan Commission: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment Prohibited

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission has taken significant action to clarify that its state statute prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of sex (among other characteristics) extends to prohibit employment discrimination based on orientation and gender identity: The Michigan Civil Rights Commission voted 5-0 to approve a statement legally interpreting the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act’s… Continue reading Michigan Commission: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Employment Prohibited