Weed in the Workplace: D.C. City Council Approves Bill Restricting Employer Cannabis Testing | Blogs | Labor & Employment Law Perspectives

Emily Parkin

Washington, D.C. is poised to join a growing number of state and local jurisdictions that restrict employers from testing employees for cannabis use as a condition of employment. On Tuesday, June 7, the D.C. City Council approved the Cannabis Employment Protections Amendment Act. The bill is pending approval by D.C. […]

It May be Time to Review Employment Policies: Regulations on the Horizon for Use of Automated Employment Decision Tools | Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.

Emily Parkin

Employers’ use of artificial intelligence in assessing job applicants and employees has increased rapidly throughout the last decade.  These tools are used in a variety of contexts, such as making hiring decisions, determining promotions, and evaluating employee performance.  However, as more employers implement forms of artificial intelligence in their hiring […]

Southwest Airlines faces $1.3 million in fines over “systemic violations” of Colorado labor laws

Emily Parkin

Southwest Airlines faces $1.3 million in fines after Colorado regulators found “systemic violations” of dozens of state labor laws, including sick leave policies for workers with COVID-19. But the Dallas-based airline, which is Denver International Airport’s second-largest carrier, is firing back through a series of newly filed legal challenges, including […]