Decades of arresting marijuana users has “failed to prevent” its use, “created a violent, illegal drug market,” and “disproportionately impacted African-American and Latino communities,” notes New York Senate Bill S01747, filed January 14, 2015.
Will California’s Recent Law On Anti-bullying Training Begin a Nationwide Move Toward Passage of the Healthy Workplace Bill?
The Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB) has been discussed by state and federal legislators for nearly 15 years, and has been the subject of substantial debate and interest.
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article by Lindsay Gellman on a new app by Collectively that allows users to post anonymous reviews of and complaints about their employers.
We’ve all heard the time-worn joke that associates share with each other: We’re just like mushrooms — kept in the dark and buried in…fertilizer.
News came earlier this month that one of the beloved trademarks at my alma mater is suddenly out of use. That is the result of the closing of the Anchor Bar (or Anchor “Restaurant,” as the sign would have it), which until just recently had operated continuously on College Street in New Havensince the 1940’s.
As indicated in a recent blog post in the Harvard Business Review, entitled “Who Has Paid Sick Leave, Who Doesn’t, and What’s Changing,” paid sick leave traditionally was a benefit that only some employers provided, and in some cases only to certain employees.
D.C.’s New Wage Theft Law Imposes Additional Notice, Posting and Recordkeeping Requirements On Employers
Last October, we reported on D.C.’s soon-to-be-enacted D.C. Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act. This Act, which amends several existing D.C. wage and hour laws, includes new notice requirements and retaliation protections, increases employer liability for wage and hour violations and introduces a new administrative hearing process – all changes that employers with D.C.-based employees need to be aware of.
All the time, businesses and state and local lawmakers are pushing for a little bit more leniency—in the very least, some practicality and flexibility—from the Environmental Protection Agency. But, as a recent case shows, when the EPA finally grants it and works with all parties to create a more workable standard, the courts aren’t having it.
Seattle Business Magazine just recognized Washington companies that are celebrating more than 100 years of continuous operations in the state. Surprisingly (or maybe not surprisingly) a large majority of these are or were family-owned businesses, demonstrating the continued strength in our economy of family owned enterprises.
How New Technologies Will Make Athletes Safer: Exploring Tools for Preventing Sports Related Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most common hazards athletes face. Yet many TBIs go unreported because coaches — and even athletes themselves — avoid coming forward to complain. Cultural barriers sometimes also prevent athletes from getting the proper care, but the constraint is generally a lack of proper information.