Employers and weed crime pardons: background checks explained

Excerpted from a Bloomberg Law Blog by Paige Smith President Joe Biden’s much-ballyhooed move to pardon people charged with federal offenses for simple marijuana possession could mean renewed hopes for thousands of people with these convictions who may have been denied employment opportunities. The White House said the pardons could impact more than 6,500 people, […]

What Serena Williams’ retirement can teach employers about working mothers

Excerpted from a Ford & Harrison LLP Blog by Alyce B. Ogunsola On August 9, Serena Williams said “Farewell to Tennis On Her Own Terms—And in Her Own Words,” in an emotionally riveting Vogue magazine article. In the feature, Serena recounts a story of her five-year old daughter, Olympia, being asked what she wanted to […]

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 […]