Law and the Workplace

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Minnesota Court Limits Extraterritorial Reach of State Drug Testing Law

One question that frequently arises for employers when running a background check is which state’s/city’s law applies.  In Olson v. Push, Inc., No. 14-1163 ADM/JJK, 2014 WL 4097040 (D. Minn. Aug. 19, 2014), the District of Minnesota recently held that the state’s drug testing statute did not cover an applicant who lived and submitted to … Continue Reading

New Louisiana Law Protects Employers From Negligent Hiring and Supervision Claims

On August 1, 2014, a new Louisiana law took effect to protect companies that hire ex-offenders who go on to cause damage or injury during the course of their employment.  The law provides that, subject to certain exceptions, an employer may not be held liable for negligent hiring or supervision solely because it hired or … Continue Reading