Currently, in the United States, 18 states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, but in some instances that does not absolve employees from yielding a positive result during drug testing for marijuana use. However, in New York, Governor Cuomo signed into effect the Cannabis/Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act in March of this year (2021), which provides certain protections for recreational marijuana users.
What New Drug Testing Policy Means for Employees
The Act amends Section 201-d of New York Labor Law, which
In January 2021, the New York City Council amended the Fair Chance Act, also known as the “Ban the Box” law. These amendments expanded protections designed to defend job applicants from discrimination based on criminal records and pending criminal convictions. 36 states and more than 150 cities and countries have “Ban the Box” laws that are continually evolving to help ex-offenders find work.
What is the “Ban the Box” Law?
The “Ban the Box” Law, or the Fair Chance Act, allows for
A new, unprecedented protection law for New York City fast-food employees will take effect next month, in July 2021. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed off on this bill in January of 2021, after it passed the New York City Council in December 2020.The legislation provides fast-food workers with rare protection against unfair termination and sets a new precedent against the “at will” standard of employment in the U.S. Here, at The Law Office of Christopher Q. Davis, we support extending
Our firm represents Mohamed Abdelal in his employment discrimination lawsuit against the NYPD on the basis of his Egyptian national origin, Middle Eastern
ancestry, and Muslim religion. Mr. Abdelal was fired notwithstanding a strong record as a police officer and following an expansive and fruitless two year internal affairs investigation into perceived ties to terrorism. The investigation, which involved law enforcement agencies including the Joint Terrorism Task Force and the Department of Homeland Security, was not justified by any evidence suggesting