Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage Nationwide May Have Implications for Employers

2018-02-28T20:59:40+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Categories: Christopher Sweeney, Discrimination & Harassment, Human Resources Compliance, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws & Regulations|Tags: |

On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court held in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, et al., that the due process and equal protection clauses of the United States Constitution guarantee the right of same-sex couples to marry. The 5-4 decision authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy directs that all states must issue marriage licenses to

Update on Medical Marijuana Law and its Impact on Employment

2017-01-13T17:21:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Labor Law & NLRB, Laws & Regulations, Litigation, Mary E. (Beth) O'Neal, Wage & Hour|

In our blog posted on May 29 2015, we reviewed the issues surrounding the use by an employee of medical marijuana and its consequences in the workplace. Since then, a closely watched case pending before the Colorado Supreme Court was decided by the full court. Coats v. Dish Network, LLC, 2015 WL 3744265 (June 15,

Real Estate Industry Statute Triumphs in SJC Monell Decision

2017-01-13T17:21:59+00:00 June 11th, 2015|Categories: Katherine Kelter, Labor Law & NLRB, Laws & Regulations, Wage & Hour|

The Massachusetts independent contractor statute does not apply to the state’s real estate salespersons, according to a decision rendered last week by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in Monell v. Boston Pads, LLC, No. SJC-11661 (June 3, 2015). The case pitted real estate brokers against salespersons, with the latter arguing for classification as employees for

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