Labor and Employment Law

Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

Four states (Washington, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska) and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Twenty-one other states (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Michigan, Illinois, Louisiana, Hawaii, Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona,…
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Managing Employment-Related LGBTQ Concerns & The EEOC

2015 was certainly a big year for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. Caitlyn Jenner dominated the media and brought attention to the transgender community. The U.S. Supreme Court issued its landmark decision on marriage equality, extending marriage rights to same-sex couples…
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EEOC Study of Workplace Harassment Urges Employers to Do More Prevention

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued the results of a study of workplace harassment.  The agency convened a task force to conduct this study in January 2015.  The task force issued a report in June 2016. Task Force Report.  It concluded that since…
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Employee Relations by Social Media Puts Employers in Peril

Employee Relations and Social Media Create a Toxic Mix Businesses use social media to build their brands.  Social media discussions, however, of employee relations issues frequently harm an employer’s brand. For example, recently a soon-to-be former Yelp employee blogged about her impoverished lifestyle because of the Bay…
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Temporary Employees or Employment Service: Beware the Issues With or Without Insurance Coverage

For those companies and manufacturers, who use temporary employment services to provide employees to conduct their usual and customary business, a serious situation can arise where the company can be left without Workers’ Compensation Coverage. This can occur when the “temporary employment service” contract contains…
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Missouri Supreme Court Rewrites and Enforces Non-Compete Agreement

The Supreme Court Avoids the Opportunity to Apply Its Prior Reasoning Critical of Overly Broad Non-Competition Agreements The Court decides cases involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements only infrequently.  In 2006,  the Missouri Supreme Court balanced the right of a former employee to compete against a…