United States District Judge Dominic Lanza issued a tentative ruling in Lee v. Albertsons LLC, 2:19-CV-04493-DWL (D. Ariz.) which challenges the “safety sensitive” exception to Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Act (“AMMA”). Lee’s case arose after Albertsons terminated Lee’s employment bec
It is now legal for marijuana dispensaries in Arizona to sell recreational marijuana to individuals 21 years old and older, so many employers are wondering how this will impact the workplace. However, it is important to note that under Arizona’s recreational marijuana law, called the
Today, the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (“WHD”) unveiled newly revised forms for employers and employees to use in connection with the administration and use of leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). The newly revised forms consist of:
In a landmark decision yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court solidified protections for homosexual and transgender employees under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The High Court held that an employer violates Title VII, which makes it unlawful to discriminate against an individ
In a recent decision (Comcast Corp. v. Nat'l Ass'n of African Am.-Owned Media, No. 18-1171, 2020 WL 1325816, at *1 (U.S. Mar. 23, 2020)), the Supreme Court held that an employee who allege claims race discrimination under 42 U.S.C. § 1981 have the burden of proving their race was the
The Department of Labor issued new guidance on March 24, 2020 related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Here are the highlights: April 1 effective date. Given the FFCRA’s statement that it would go into effect “not later than 15 days after enactment” most the world calcu
This guide is intended to help our clients who are making tough decisions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic fallout. We hope these tips are helpful. Tip No. 1. Remember, this too shall pass. No one knows how long this health crisis will last or how long i
• The law will take effect on April 1, 2020 and expire on December 31, 2020. • It applies to employers with fewer than 500 workers. • Employees are eligible for paid leave and paid sick time relating to COVID-19 and its impact. • Pay is calculated using the employee’s regular rate of
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