|June 1, 2010 | www.fisherphillips.com|
A federal appeals court decision provides some significant insight into what courts may consider to be "essential functions" of restaurant managers, in a case that arose under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Richardson v. Friendly Ice Cream Corporation.
While many union organizers seem to have moved to D.C. to become lobbyists, UNITE/HERE, the SEIU, and other unions continue to aggressively campaign against hospitality employers. Campaigns are becoming even more nasty than in the past.
Arizona's new immigration law, enacted on April 23, makes it a state crime for anyone in the U.S. illegally to be in the state of Arizona, and it requires police to arrest anyone who cannot produce proof of U.S. citizenship or authorization to be in this country. Although this law reflects current federal immigration law, it has generated considerable controversy.