Employment And Immigration Law Section
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.