NJ Amends WARN Act, Family Leave, Disability

Last week, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law several bills to address issues raised in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic. Among those signed by Murphy were more amendments to the New Jersey Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (NJ WARN Act) as well as expansions of the New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA)…

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Irony of Ironies

The Massachusetts Commission against Discrimination (MCAD) has found that the state agency charged with protecting the rights of those with disabilities, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, illegally discriminated against an individual with disabilities,  The hearing officer determined that the agency hadn’t made a “reasonable accommodation” for his dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and other learning disabilities, ultimately…

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Workers Comp Struck And Under Review

Workers Compensation laws seem to be more in the cross-hairs of some as courts in different states hear challenges to various provisions.  The Oklahoma Supreme Court has struck down a provision in state law that allowed for the deferral of temporary total disability payments for those workers who returned to work.  In the four cases…

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Starbucks Customer Sues, Claiming Cursing Outburst a Disability

Sarah Gilbert at WallePop.com that in the second legal challenge to a Starbucks store’s fair treatment last week, a Florida man is suing the Starbucks on Powerline Road west of Boca Raton. Robert Friedman suffers from Tourette’s syndrome, a genetic disorder which is characterized by uncontrollable outbursts, often laced with obscenities. Last year, he was visiting the Starbucks and suffered from such a flare-up; customers said he banged on the wall and shouted curse words.

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