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Employment And Immigration Law: Courts Weigh In On Analysis Of Disabilities

PETER J. MURPHY

In 2008, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA) after two U.S. Supreme Court decisions had narrowed the numbers of individuals who could qualify as disabled under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 

 

Employment And Immigration Law: Limousine Drivers Filing Suits For Unpaid Overtime

By MAGGIE FERRON

There are a number of laws that govern employees who drive for a living. While many drivers are, in fact, exempt employees, limousine drivers in particular are entitled to overtime. Instead of complying with the applicable laws, however, many employers choose to pay these drivers per trip regardless of how many hours the driver works.

 

Employment And Immigration Law: Class Actions Claim Unpaid Workers Are Being Treated Unfairly


By GIOVANNA TIBERII WELLER, SARAH SCHULTZ HEALEY and S. SHERRY XIA

Think twice before you ask that unpaid intern to fetch your coffee. In the current economic climate, unpaid internships appear to be an attractive solution to minimizing personnel costs. Recently, however, unpaid internships have spawned a spate of class action lawsuits alleging that the interns are employees deprived of minimum wage.

 

Employment And Immigration Law: Medical Marijuana Law Has Implications For Employers

By MEGAN Y. CARANNANTE and RACHEL L. GINSBURG

Consider the following hypothetical: Mary Jane, a machinist, is battling breast cancer. Your business client informs you that Mary Jane tested positive for marijuana, which would normally result in the termination of her employment under the company's zero-tolerance, drug-free workplace policy.

 

Employment And Immigration Law: Court Considers Whether Severance Pay Is Taxable

By COLLIN O'CONNOR UDELL

Although at a quick glance, the case United States v. Quality Stores might appear, as a friend described it, "as dry as dust," it is actually a case that employers should watch closely.

 

Employment And Immigration Law: The Pathway to Citizenship Deconstructed

By ERIN O'NEIL-BAKER

Republicans and Democrats alike have made immigration reform a priority for 2014. One divisive point is the creation of a "Pathway to Citizenship" for people in the U.S. without legal authorization.

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