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April 2015




Supreme Court Considers Whether the ADA Requires Officers to Provide Accommodations to Violent and Mentally Ill Suspects

By: Kevin Stone and Brian Dempsey

The Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in Sheehan v. City and County of San Francisco and grappled with an important issue facing every law enforcement officer across the nation: Whether Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires law enforcement officers to provide accommodations to an armed, violent, and mentally ill suspect in the course of bringing the suspect into custody.

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Legalization Of Medical Marijuana Presents Unique Challenges To Employers

By: Joshua M. Lott

There is no comprehensive federal law that regulates drug testing of employees in the private sector, except particular employees in specific industries such as transportation.  As a result, many states have enacted legislation regulating when, why, and how private employers may conduct drug testing on their employees.  Generally speaking, drug testing in the private employment context is presumed lawful unless there is a specific restriction in a state’s law.   

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FMLA Rights for Same-Sex and Common-Law Spouses Expanded

By: Amy Combs Bender

On March 27, 2015, a Final Rule issued by the Department of Labor will take effect expanding the Family and Medical Leave Act’s protections provided to same-sex and common-law marriages. As background, the FMLA permits employees to take unpaid leave related to a spouse in the following circumstances: to care for a spouse with a serious health condition, to take qualifying exigency leave due to the spouse’s covered military service, and to care for a spouse who is a covered servicemember with a serious illness or injury.

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Bart Gary's Updated 2015 Georgia Construction Law Handbook Available

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Attorney News

 

 FMG is pleased to announce Andy Treese as the newest attorney to the Atlanta Office.

Mike Bruyere featured in DRI RX for the Defense Newsletter. Read the full story.

 

 

 

 

 

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