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March 2015 Archives

Are police actions restricted by the federal ADA law?

Some of our readers may find it surprising that this Carlsbad blog dedicated to employment law is addressing the topic of how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies outside of the labor setting. Indeed, many readers might never have even considered if the ADA applies to how police interact with suspects with disabilities.

Some ABCs of California's paid sick leave law

We highlighted in posts earlier this year that California now has a paid sick leave law on the books. The Healthy Workplace Healthy Family Act of 2014 took effect as of Jan. 1, though the rights it provides to employees don't begin to be available until July 1 of this year.

How common is job discrimination on the basis of religion?

In the land of the free and the home of the brave it might be hard to imagine there's a need for a law that makes it illegal to discriminate against qualified candidates for a job. Considering how many business owners complain about how hard it is to find qualified workers, you might think that when they find prime candidates that they would snatch them up.

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