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Labor and Employment Partner, Erin Callahan, was quoted in the recent Business Review article “What NY employers need to know about new guidance on cannabis in the workplace.”  With the recent legalization of cannabis, it has been unclear as to what actions employers can take when employees are under the influence.   The Department of Labor provided clarification on the rights of employees and what steps employers should take if they believe an employee is under the [...]

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To learn about important dates for New York’s adult-use cannabis market, please click here:  WOH - NY Adult Use Cannabis Alert (Approx. Timeline) _ 4-20-2021.pdf

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Erin Callahan and Heather Diddel, Partners at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, are presenting a webinar on Reasonable Accommodations in a Post-Pandemic World on Thursday, April 22 with the Capital Region Human Resource Association (CRHRA).  To register for this event, please click here.The program will cover New York State and Federal Law requirements for employers to engage in the interactive process and provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities. Refresh your [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP sadly announces the passing of Richard P. Walsh, Jr., Of Counsel.  Dick was our colleague, our friend, and a gentleman to all who knew him.  Dick was a well-known lawyer who focused his practice in the field of labor and employment law and litigation. He argued various precedent-setting labor law decisions in both the N.Y. Court of Appeals and the Second Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals, including many of the early decisions establishing the [...]

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by Tim Morrison, PartnerNY MJ ACT _ WOH News Alert.pdfOn March 31, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the “Marihuana Regulation and Taxation Act” (the “Act”) legalizing the use of cannabis in the State by adults 21-years of age and older.   The goals of the Act include generating significant new State revenue, ending the racially disparate impact of existing cannabis laws, and creating new industries and employment opportunities for New Yorkers.  The [...]

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