Tag: law

marijuana

Pennsylvania Marijuana Law Allows Private Discrimination Claims

Individuals may file private discrimination claims under Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently decided. The September 25, 2020, ruling joins a previous state court decision coming from Lackawanna County, practically settling the issue for employers until any appeals court takes it up.

temp

Calling an Employee a Temp May Not Pass Legal Muster

Staffing and hiring during the pandemic are especially chaotic. Many employers that don’t traditionally use temporary staff are seeking to fill short-term gaps in the workforce or simply want employees for a short time because it’s unclear what the business structure will look like once the pandemic business issues have shifted.

breastfeeding

New Georgia Law Protects Breastfeeding Moms at Work

Working mothers who return to the workplace after childbirth and wish to pump breast milk recently received enhanced legal protection when Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signed legislation requiring employers to provide paid lactation breaks and private locations at the worksite.

COVID-19

New Bills Would Expand Benefits for Massachusetts Employees

The Massachusetts Legislature is considering two bills containing expansive new protections for parents who are unable to return to work during the COVID-19 pandemic because of a lack of childcare as well as paid sick time for employees who aren’t eligible for the same benefit under a federal law Congress passed in March.

LGBT

Supreme Court Rules Title VII Grants LGBTQ Protection for All

On June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its landmark decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, and established LGBTQ rights in the workplace as a matter of federal law. The Court squarely held Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes a prohibition on sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment.

leader

Being Warm and Demanding Makes a Good Leader and a Good Culture

Often, what makes leaders and workplace cultures great is that they are warm and demanding. The best organizations function when their leaders, HR team, internal brand, and culture all match their external brand. Getting that balance right, however, can be challenging. I recently discussed the issue with an expert with many years in the field […]