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The (high) times they are a changin’: medical marijuana and disability discrimination

Employment

From Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis In what is believed to be the first decision of its kind, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has allowed an employee to pursue a disability discrimination claim based on the use of medical marijuana. Christine Barbuto suffered from Crohn’s Disease, and legally used medically prescribed marijuana in the evening…

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Employers & Wimbledon:5 Must Do’s to Protect your Company’s Reputation

Employment

From Berman Fink Van Horn As a Roger Federer fan, it is hard to claim a bigger story at Wimbledon 2017 than his feat of winning his record breaking 8th men’s singles title. But from a human resources standpoint, I was intrigued by the drama surrounding Australian professional tennis player Bernard Tomic’s meltdown.  Corporate sponsor, HEAD…

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COMPULSORY ARBITRATION – PART IV: PREDICTIONS & AWARDS

Litigation

From Margrave Celmins Despite the automatic right to appeal any arbitration ruling, compulsory arbitration does have its uses.  In reasonably common cases involving minor injuries, car crashes and the like, arbitration can be useful, particularly when an insurance company has accepted the defense of the case.  Insurance companies defend so many cases, and so many…

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