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Workplace Ableism Is a Problem for ADA Rights

Published June 19th, 2019 -

Workplace ableism is hostile to employees with disabilities Imagine, if you will, a woman in her 30s with a masters degree who works for a healthcare research non-profit. She has Crohn’s disease and fibromyalgia, so the routine activities of a weekday can, at ... More »

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A Changing Landscape for Marijuana in the Workplace

Published June 10th, 2019 -

While 33 states have legalized medical marijuana, the drug remains illegal under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Under the CSA, the possession, distribution, manufacture, and sale of marijuana are illegal. As the number of states with medical marijuana la... More »

July 10th, 2017

Today’s News & Commentary — July 10, 2017

Published July 10th, 2017 -

Recently, a federal magistrate judge in San Francisco ruled to allow a labor lawsuit against GrubHub to go forward, denying the company’s motion for summary judgment.  Lawson v. GrubHub was first filed in 2015, and it is one example of an ongoing case th... More »

 

Service Animals and Employee Mental Health

Published May 22nd, 2017 -

Mental health conditions are a growing concern for a number of veterans.   According to the Rand Center for Military Health Policy Research, about 20% of veterans that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from a mental health issue, including post-trauma... More »

 

The NFL Combine: Does the 40-Yard Dash Violate the ADA?

Published April 25th, 2017 -

The 2017 NFL Draft begins on April 27, when the nation’s most promising college football players will be holding their breath, waiting for their names to be called out (or not).  Their draft status will depend on an unknowable combination of factors, including... More »

 

The Bar Application: An Unintended Bar to Student Care

Published April 24th, 2017 -

For many students, attending law school is a stressful and exhausting experience.  It’s no surprise that 96 percent of law students report experiencing stress – compared to 70 percent of medical school students.  The Dave Nee Foundation found that in the first... More »