FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 24, 2019

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Oliver F. Hays
Phillips Lytle LLP
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PHILLIPS LYTLE LLP PARTNER JAMES D. DONATHEN TO APPEAR AS A GUEST ON WESTERN NEW YORK AT WORK ON ESPN 1520AM

Buffalo, N.Y. – Phillips Lytle LLP Partner James D. Donathen will appear on the radio program Western New York at Work (WNY at Work), live in studio, on Sunday, October 27th at 10:00 a.m. Mr. Donathen and Pam Nicastro, Renaissance HR LLC President and BNHRA Strategic Partnerships Director, will join WNY at Work Co-Hosts, Dale Martin and Lauren Lewis, to discuss “Medical Marijuana in the Workplace.”

Due to the legalization of medical marijuana in New York State, and decriminalization of possession of small amounts of marijuana, a number of issues and questions have been raised by area businesses regarding drug testing, reasonable accommodation obligations, and a variety of related situations. Mr. Donathen will cover the latest updates and information HR professionals and business partners need to know.

WNY at Work airs live every Sunday morning on ESPN 1520AM. WNY at Work is dedicated to sports, jobs, economic development, and the people who make it happen. Each week, the program features new and exciting leaders of the local business and sports world. If you can’t tune in live, you can listen to the show anytime, anyplace, using this link: https://espn1520.radio.com/shows/western-new-york-work.

Mr. Donathen has practiced in the area of workplace law and litigation for more than 30 years. He handles federal and state discrimination lawsuits and agency charges under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and the N.Y. Human Rights Law, and investigates and litigates employee disloyalty matters, including covenants not to compete, trade secrets, confidential information, and theft of product.

Phillips Lytle LLP is a premier regional law firm that is recognized nationally for its legal excellence. With offices in New York State, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Ohio, and Canada, our attorneys serve a multinational client base including FORTUNE 1000 companies, global and regional financial institutions, not-for-profit organizations, middle market companies, startups, entrepreneurs and individuals on important matters affecting their businesses and personal wealth. For more information, visit www.phillipslytle.com.

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