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Employee Lawsuits
Winter 2017

mative action plan. The rule to avoiding potential violations here is simple:
conduct a self-audit of your practices
(with counsel) to ensure you are compliant, and correct any deficiencies
before you are audited by the OFCCP
and face potential liability.
* Be Prepared for Medical
Marijuana Issues - California
employers are not required to allow
medical marijuana use at work, but
must accommodate the underlying
medical condition (i.e. no intoxication at work, but you may have to
let them go home early to self-medicate). Applicants and employees
will often "volunteer" their medical
marijuana status. Medical marijuana should be listed as an "illegal
drug," for purposes of your policy,
and make sure your managers are
trained on how to respond to medical marijuana questions.
// Litigation in California can be especially
costly for transportation companies, so they
need to be diligent about compliance.

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* Develop and Maintain Valid
Arbitration Agreements -
The civil litigation process is a
costly endeavor, and even where the
employee's allegations are false, the
employers can incur thousands of
dollars in litigation expenses before
a frivolous action is dismissed by
the court. Private arbitrations helps
to mitigate some of the costs that
are incurred in defending against
employment lawsuits. However,
specialized rules apply to drafting
a legally enforceable arbitration
agreements for transportation and
logistics employers. Under the
Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"),
arbitration agreements may not be
enforceable against workers who
directly perform work that involves
the transportation of goods across
state lines. However, arbitration
agreements with employees such as

customer service representatives
and intra-state drivers who do not
fall under the FAA exception are
permitted. Consult with legal counsel to discuss the ways in which you
can protect your company through
arbitration agreements for selected
employees.
Todd R. Wulffson is managing partner in the
Orange County office of Carothers DiSante
& Freudenberger LLP, a leading California
employment, labor and business immigration
law firm providing litigation defense and
counseling to California employers. To contact
Wulffson, email him at twulffson@cdflaborlaw.com or call (949) 622-1661.
Denisha P. McKenzie is an attorney in the
Orange County office of Carothers DiSante
& Freudenberger LLP, an award-winning
California labor and employment law firm. To
contact McKenzie, email her at dmckenzie@
cdflaborlaw.com or call (949) 622-1661.


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