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Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Agreements in Jeopardy

A decision of the National Labor Relations Board issued on February 21, 2023, will have a significant impact on private sector employers who include confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in severance, separation, or settlement agreements with their...

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What’s Going on With Cannabis in the Workplace? Very Little.

UPDATE: On February 17, 2023, the high court remanded the matter back to the special
master for reconsideration under a new legal standard.
Little assistance appears to be coming from the Legislature. There are no fewer than nine
bills pending that would allow certain classes of safety-sensitive employees to be prohibited from
off-duty cannabis use, or that would remove the WIRE requirement for assessing workplace
impairment. None of those bills has moved out of committee.
It is inevitable that cases of workplace impairment due to legal cannabis will arise. That
the state has not yet provided employers with the means for dealing with such workplace
impairment is troubling. For now, employers will be left to their own devices in this developing
area of law. Obtaining competent legal advice will be critical.

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RVN’s Legal Breakdown with James Prusinowski, Esq.

Jim Prusinowski appeared with host Erin Bruche on RVN’s Legal Breakdown, which aired on August 31, September 1 and September 3.  They reviewed issues that impact business owners while engaging in day-to-day operations and managing personnel.  Jim shared his experience...

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EEOC’s Latest Word on COVID – It’s More Complicated

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) administers most of our significant federal anti-discrimination laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Among the ADA’s provisions is a prohibition against employers subjecting employees to...

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