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Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs (or Pigs)?

We all are familiar with individuals who have sight impairments and use a service dog to navigate public spaces or assist an employee in the workplace. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) contains specific provisions entitling an individual with a disability to bring a service animal into businesses open to the public in most situations. […]

Seven DiMuroGinsberg partners recognized by The Best Lawyers in America©.

DiMuroGinsberg is proud to announce that the following attorneys will be listed in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for their achievement in certain fields of law. Bernard J. DiMuro Commercial Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility Nina J. Ginsberg Criminal Defense – General Practice Criminal Defense – White-Collar Michael S. Lieberman Appellate […]

Is Your Noncompete Enforceable?

Noncompete agreements can be an effective way to prevent your employees from leaving your employ to work for a rival business using the skills, information and contacts they acquired while working for you. However, for a noncompete to be effective, it has to be enforceable as demonstrated by the decision in NVR, Inc. v. Nelson […]

Venue in Patent Infringement Cases – Where Do We Stand?

As has been widely publicized, the Supreme Court recently affirmed that the rules governing where a patent infringement case may be brought against corporate defendants are distinct from those involving other causes of action in the federal system. Specifically, the Court held that in patent cases, the relevant statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), mandates that […]

Changing Times: Marijuana in the Workplace

As Bob Dylan sang, “the times they are a changin’,” and this never has been truer than with public attitudes toward the use of marijuana. Once feared as a drug that would create “Reefer Madness,” as the title of a 1930’s movie proclaimed, marijuana use increasingly has become acceptable among the general population both for […]

Navigating protections for workers with addictions

Jonathan Mook, in an article written by Tammy Binford for HR Hero, offers tips to HR and employers on how to handle an employee’s addiction to prescription medication. When do the medications taken constitute a disability under the ADA? What should you do if you believe their addiction poses a safety threat to the organization? […]

Jonathan Mook co-presents “Website Accessibility”

“Website Accessibility: HR’s Strategic Guide to Meeting Digital Accessibility Standards Amid Increased Regulatory Oversight”, a Live Virtual Workshop: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Is your organization’s website fully accessible to disabled individuals? If it’s not, you could be subjected to costly legal scrutiny, as lawsuits challenging inaccessible websites proliferate and the Department of Justice is in […]

ADA Does Not Require Preference for Disabled in Filling Job Vacancy

By: Jonathan R. Mook To fulfill your obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), you need to attempt to accommodate a disabled employee in performing the essential functions of his or her current position. If that is not feasible, the ADA says that you then must consider transferring the disabled worker to a vacant […]