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Drug Testing for Marijuana in New York

Drug laws can be complicated, especially with medical marijuana and recreational marijuana in the mix. While you would not think of coming to work drunk, even though alcohol use is legal, many people seem to think that showing up to work impaired by marijuana is acceptable. When it comes to marijuana, what is considered impaired?...

Fair Chance Act Gives Second Chances to Ex Offenders

It is a fear that many of us do not know – searching for employment, filling out an application, or going on an interview and having to face answering “yes” to whether or not you have a criminal background. It is not uncommon for employers to eliminate candidates up front because of this response; more...

The Culture of Science Discourages Reports of Sexual Harassment

Many women are often afraid to come forward with a sexual harassment complaint at the workplace. In fact, studies show a majority of sexual harassment victims fail to report the incident. One reason for the lack of reporting may be that sexual harassment can take many forms, including offensive jokes, suggestive comments, awkward stares, or...

Things to Consider Before Signing that Employment Contract

It’s an exciting moment when a great company offers you an employment contract. But how closely should you read all the details, beyond payment and benefits? Below are some issues that should be closely considered, preferably by an experienced employment contract law attorney. Job Security – contrary to popular belief, protection from involuntary termination is...

Reddit Executive’s Dismissal Shut Down Parts of Popular Site

Reddit, the popular online message board, shut down hundreds of sections of its site this past week. News reports claim the reason behind the disruption was to protest the sudden dismissal of one of the company’s high-level employees, Victoria Taylor. The shutdown allegedly affected almost 300 discussion areas on the Reddit site, one of the...

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