August 2018

Medical marijuana occupies a gray space within the United States. Marijuana is an illegal drug under federal law and is included on the Drug Enforcement Administrations’ Schedule I, along with heroin and LSD. The drugs on this schedule are...
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued six new opinion letters addressing various matters under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). According to the DOL, the release of this guidance “...
Temporary employees do not leave their legal rights at your door. In fact, they enjoy the same rights as your permanent employees.Consider, for example, EEOC v. Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, in which an employer recently agreed to pay $65,000...
Workplace vandalism is so . . . brick and mortar.An employer recently posted a vacant job online. Some people applied for the jobs, and some of them were African-American women. Last week, at least 20 of the African-American applicants...
On August 1, 2018, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) invited briefs on “whether the Board should adhere to, modify, or overrule its 2014 decision in Purple Communications, Inc.” The following questions and answers revisit Purple...