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HTMLN.Y. Legalizes Medical Marijuana: What Employers Need to Consider
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 17, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
On July 7, 2014, New York became the 23rd state (plus the District of Columbia) to legalize medical marijuana, bringing the number of Americans who may lawfully use the drug with proper medical certification and/or supervision to approximately 100 million. The overwhelming acceptance by Americans...

 

HTMLNY Court of Appeals Affirms Municipality’s Right to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing Within Its Boundaries
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
In a 5-2 ruling on June 30, New York’s highest court rendered a decision in a hotly contested case regarding the power of municipalities to ban hydraulic fracturing. The state’s Court of Appeals addressed two cases brought with respect to local zoning laws passed by the towns of Dryden...

 

HTMLImpact of Hobby Lobby: Closely Held Corporations May Object to ACA’s Contraceptive Mandate
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on July 2, 2014
In a highly anticipated decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, 573 U.S. --- (June 30, 2014), the United States Supreme Court ruled that the contraceptive mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) as applied by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to closely held...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Deals Blow to Public-Sector Unions on Agency Fees
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 30, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to require Medicaid home health service personal assistants in Illinois to pay “agency fees” to a public-sector union certified to represent those employees in collective bargaining with the state. While technically a defeat for labor organizations, the...

 

HTMLReversing Racial Discrimination Claims Is Difficult, but Not Impossible
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 10, 2014, previously published on June 4, 2014
Despite the heightened scrutiny given to reverse racial discrimination claims, it is difficult but not impossible to prevail under the right circumstances.

 

HTMLAttempted Class Action Provides Timely Reminder for Employers to Treat Interns as ... Interns
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
With the summer drawing near and many high school and college students looking to bolster their resumes, a new set of eager-to-please interns will appear in offices around the country, bringing some youthful exuberance to the office. For most, the addition of interns roaming the halls will be a...

 

HTMLDecision Holding Telecommuting to Be a Reasonable Accommodation Provides a Cautionary Tale for Employers
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 21, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014
In a 2-1 decision, the Sixth Circuit in EEOC v. Ford Motor Co., No. 12-2484 (6th Cir. April 22, 2014) has dealt employers a blow regarding the extent to which a company must reasonably accommodate an employee with a disability. In this particular case, the employee sought a four-day-per-week...

 

HTMLPay My Back Wages: Auto Shop Featured on MTV Settles FLSA Lawsuit
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 5, 2014, previously published on April 30, 2014
Employers, take note: The U.S. Department of Labor is watching your adherence to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), so be cautious — especially if you are on TV.

 

HTML"Insurance-Linked Securities: Avoiding the Pitfalls," Insurance Day
Clive O'Connell; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 29, 2014, previously published on April 24, 2014
“There are very good reasons why insurance-linked securities (ILS) are seen as a positive alternative to catastrophe reinsurance by regulators and others concerned about the solvency of insurers and reinsurers,” writes Clive O’Connell, a partner in Goldberg Segalla’s Global...

 

HTMLConnecticut’s New Minimum Wage Law Includes Major Changes
Goldberg Segalla LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 21, 2014, previously published on April 17, 2014
Connecticut recently became the first state in the country to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by the year 2017, the same rate that President Barack Obama has been seeking for the federal minimum wage. Connecticut lawmakers passed the historic bill on March 26, 2014, and it was signed...

 


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