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August 2012 Archives

Termination for medical marijuana not employment law violation

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that those who use marijuana for medical purposes are not protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Therefore, under California employment law, the disciplining or termination of employees engaging in marijuana use does not violate the ADA.

California principal settles termination suit after investigation

There is more than one way to resolve a wrongful termination complaint filed by an employee. A court can decide the merits of the employee's case under California or federal employee law. It is illegal for employers to terminate an employee for certain reasons, including discrimination and retaliation.

Loophole in child labor laws impacts California farmhands

Workers of all ages should have protections in the workplace. These should include proper safety precautions, freedom from harassment and being paid at least minimum wage. Californians might assume that employment law also protects children from working when they should be in school. However, this is not necessarily the case. Child labor is common on California farms -- big and small.

Morning news host to take medical leave for bone marrow treatment

Hollywood stars are susceptible to illness and personal tragedy just like everyone else. When personal illness rears its ugly head, federal employment laws step in to offer job protection to stars and California residents alike.

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