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No Crystal Ball for the ADA: Future Disabilities Not Protected Under Act

On October 29, 2019, a panel of Seventh Circuit Appellate Court Judges held that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) does not cover alleged discrimination based on future impairments. Shell v. Burlington N. Santa Fe Ry. Co., No. 19-1030, 2019 WL 5558090 (7th Cir. Oct. 29, 2019). The unanimous three-Judge panel ruled in favor of employer, BNSF […]

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Proposed New FMLA Forms Under Review

The U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) is revising its optional-use notice forms under the Family Medical Leave Act (the “FMLA”).  The DOL has reported that the changes are being made to increase compliance with the FMLA, make the forms more user-friendly, and reduce the number of forms employers receive that are returned incomplete or […]

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Let’s Get Out of the Weeds: Understanding Arizona’s Medical Marijuana Laws

Can an employer terminate the employment of a medical marijuana cardholder who tests positive after a work-related injury? A recent decision tackles this question and represents a first look at the legal issues under Arizona’s medical marijuana law. Employers and their counsel should familiarize themselves with this decision. For more information, read on here.

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