A new era of mental health in the workplace; FMLA and ADA implications

Excerpted from a Ford & Harrison LLP Blog by Viktoryia Johnson There’s no denying the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of the workplace. For better or worse, what is certain is the pandemic, now in its third year, has forced U.S. workers and employers to gradually become more aware of mental health in the […]

Trulieve pays $60,500 lawsuit settlement due to background check violations

Excerpted from a Top Class Actions Blog Trulieve, a Florida-based cannabis dispensary that sells marijuana products, agreed this week to pay $60,500 to resolve a class action lawsuit that claims it violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) with unlawful background checks. The settlement benefits Trulieve applicants and employees who suffered from adverse employment action […]

Background check policy at Department of Recreation gets closer look

Excerpted from a WTOP News Post by Kate Ryan While Montgomery County’s Department of Recreation near Baltimore carries out required criminal background checks on its employees, the department lacks formal policies regarding those records, according to a report from the county’s inspector general (OIG). Inspector General Megan Davey Limarzi said the department carries out the […]