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Medical Marijuana and the Workplace

Sep 13, 2017 by Jill C. McQueen

In July, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided a case involving medical marijuana, and employers nationwide took notice.  The case was brought by a woman terminated from her job...

No-Recording Rules in the Workplace

Jul 03, 2017 by Jill C. McQueen

When confronted with an employee who wishes to record a workplace meeting or other interaction, a management representative’s first reaction may be to refuse the request.  May an employer...

Surveillance in a Unionized Workplace: The Duty to Bargain Prior to Activating Cameras

Jun 19, 2017 by Robert J. McBride

In an unpublished ruling dated April 3, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) followed its own precedent by ordering a company to stop unilaterally turning on surveillance...

OSHA: Wells Fargo Must Pay $5.4 Million to Terminated Whistleblower

Jun 06, 2017 by Michelle R. Reese

Wells Fargo has been ordered to pay a former manager $5.4 million and to reinstate his employment after he was terminated in violation of whistleblower laws.  The whistleblower was a...

Unlawful Workplace Harassment Expands?

May 26, 2017 by Jill C. McQueen

Earlier this year, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued a new “Enforcement Guidance” on harassment in the workplace. The document clarifies the EEOC’s...

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