In a move that could spur a lot of progressive policies on marijuana legalization and the potential economic benefits, the Department of Justice announced that Native American tribes could make their own laws around marijuana legalization without the threat of the federal government stepping in. It’s same approach the government has taken with states that have chosen to legalize the drug’s use.
LXBN TV: NLRB Rules Companies Can’t Ban Employees from Using Work Email for Union-Related Activities
In a decision that is garnering a lot of attenting from employment law attorneys, the NLRB set a new precedent on whether or not companies can ban their workers from using work email for union-related communications. The answer, now, is a firm ‘nope.’
Uber’s been in the news a lot recently. Actually, Uber’s been in the news a long time, mostly for its legal issues. While the popular ridesharing service had, for a long time, been picking up victories left and right, things have changed and governments are slowing its spread down. Nevada is among the latest to quash Uber’s progress.
LXBN TV: Why the Supreme Court Ruled Employees Don’t Need to Be Paid for Time in Security Screenings
In a Supreme Court ruling that’s generating a lot of response, and leaving more than a few people confused, the Supreme Court ruled this week that Amazon warehouse workers need not be compensated for time spent in mandatory afterwork security screenings.
Yes, marijuana is fully legal in a number of states—and medical cannabis usage is legal in even more. Though, just because something’s “legal” doesn’t mean you can’t be fired for it. That much should be clear on marijuana now.
The holida season is officially here and with Christmas approaching faster than I think we’re all ready for, Santa Claus is presumably fast at work to create toys for all the good children out there. But the thing is, when it comes to employment law, Santa may deserve a hefty helping of coal for his workshop’s working conditions.
It’s a subject we’ve discussed a lot lately here on LXBN TV, but with the long-awaited immigration reform actually arriving, we figured it was worth discussing what the final product actually looks like. The action, which prioritized deferred action for undocumented immigrants, will have a big impact on American businesses.
Companies can’t be careful enough when it comes to potential retaliation against whistleblowers. In fact, they may be perceived as retaliating—or doing something just as bad—when they didn’t even know they were. That’s exactly the case in a ruling coming out of the Fifth Circuit Court of appeals, one involving Halliburton.
In the not-too-distant future, everything will be connected. And we won’t even call it “connected,” it will just be normal. It’s a trend we’re seeing plenty of already, with technology in cars being a key example—have you seen they have WiFi now?
Word is, immigration reform could come as soon as this week. That, of course, would come in the form of executive action from President Barack Obama. But what might it look like? How expansive can it really be if it comes in the form of executive action?