Evolving Issues for Employers: Recent Developments in Cannabis Law and Form I-9 Immigration Compliance

Recorded On: 05/14/2019

During this seminar, we will examine two evolving issues of which surety professionals and their construction and other clients, as employers, should be aware.  Aaron Schlesinger, a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department, will discuss the constantly evolving employment law issues surrounding cannabis use for medical and recreational purposes.  He will outline the interplay between federal and state laws regarding marijuana and explain how employers can both keep the workplace free of drug use and also avoid litigation over allegedly discriminatory behavior toward cannabis users.  Michael Schewe, a member of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor & Employment Law Group, will discuss the substantial uptick in worksite investigations by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the steps that employers can take to protect themselves from liability for Form I-9 processing and record keeping violations.  Michael will include an overview of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) audit process, so employers can know what to expect when the government comes calling.

These evolving topics presents an exciting opportunity for you to host this NASBP Virtual Seminar for your construction and other clients or to share the information on how they too can register to participate in this live or recorded Virtual Seminar.

Aaron Schlesinger


Aaron C. Schlesinger is a partner in Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Department. Mr. Schlesinger represents and counsels employers on a national basis on a wide range of labor and employment issuesve issues.

Mr. Schlesinger practices extensively before Federal and State Courts as well as Federal and State Agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New Jersey State Division on Civil Rights and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

Mr. Schlesinger represents clients in a variety of industries which include construction, power and energy, health care, hotel and restaurant, property management, document imaging, retail, manufacturing, and health and beauty aids.

Michael Schewe

Senior Counsel

As a member of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor & Employment Law Group, Michael Schewe regularly counsels businesses in New York and New Jersey on issues relating to labor and employment law compliance. An experienced litigator and trial attorney, Mr. Schewe frequently appears in state (NY/NJ) and federal (DNJ, EDNY, SDNY) courts, primarily in cases involving labor and employment law, but also regarding other types of complex and commercial litigation. 

Mr. Schewe practices all aspects of immigration law, from corporate-business immigration and compliance to consular processing and removal defense. He regularly assists corporations ranging from multi-nationals to U.S.-based businesses with bringing talent to the United States. In this regard, Mr. Schewe regularly files for H-1B, TN, O, L, E and other nonimmigrant, employment-based visas as well as green card applications (i.e., EB-1, EB-2, PERM EB-3) on behalf of the employers and individuals he represents. In addition, he regularly counsels individuals on issues relating to asylum, cancellation of removal, nonimmigrant visas, family-based immigrant visas, and naturalization, among other topics. Given the intricacies and regulatory requirements surrounding immigration compliance, Mr. Schewe provides employers with I-9 training sessions, internal self-audits, and representation in the event of government audits.

Mr. Schewe practices immigration law in all 50 states, and has clients in various countries around the globe.

Mr. Schewe graduated from Marist College in 2006 and Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009. He holds an Honorary Degree from Peking University in Beijing, China.

Mr. Schewe has been selected for inclusion in the 2015-2019 editions of New Jersey Super Lawyers - Rising Stars. A frequent author, he has written articles for the New Jersey Business and Industry Association, New Jersey Law Journal and Law Practice Magazine, among other sources.


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Virtual Seminar Recording
05/14/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/14/2019
05/14/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 05/14/2019
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