Kabrina Chang

Assistant Professor of Business Law/Ethics Lead Undergraduate Program
Markets Public Policy and Law

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JD, New England School of Law, 1996.

BA, Boston University, Political Science, 1992.

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Boston University Prof. Kabrina Chang teaches courses on business law, society and ethics in the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department of the BU School of Management.  Her academic research includes the legal impact of employers using social-networking platforms to screen job applicants and the intersection of state medical-marijuana law and federal employment law.

Boston University Prof. Kabrina Chang teaches courses on business law, society and ethics in the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department of the BU School of Management.  Her academic research includes the legal impact of employers using social-networking platforms to screen job applicants and the intersection of state medical-marijuana law and federal employment law.

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  • 6 ways social media can ruin your life

    May 25, 2014

    Boston Globe (subscription required) Kabrina Chang, School of Management Alicia Ann Lynch probably didn’t think twice before she posted the photo of herself in the outfit she’d put together for her office Halloween party: a Victoria’s Secret running skirt, blue T-shirt, and road-race bib, accessorized by a faux gash on her forehead and bloody, bruised […]

  • State bill would keep your passwords from prying eyes

    May 24, 2014

    Boston Globe (subscription required) Kabrina Chang, School of Management Your password to Facebook and other social media sites may soon be getting tough legal protection. The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday that would make it illegal for businesses and schools to ask employees and students to hand over social media passwords and user names… Expert quote: “Employees […]

  • Recreational Marijuana – Just Because It’s Legal, That Doesn’t Mean It Can’t Get You Fired

    May 21, 2014

    International Business Times Kabrina Chang, School of Management Judging from the talk filtering out of the highest offices of American law enforcement, one might conclude that smoking marijuana is no longer much of a threat to keeping one’s job. This week, due to the widespread use of marijuana among hackers, the director of the Federal Bureau of […]

  • Can you get fired for smoking medical marijuana?

    May 9, 2014

    Fortune By Kabrina Kebrel Chang, School of Management Acceptance of medical marijuana, and the patients who medicate with marijuana, is sweeping state legislatures across the country. Of the 21 states that have passed laws addressing medical marijuana, nine have done so in the past three years. A growing number of Americans appear willing to allow […]

  • Late-hour work e-mailing sends unsettling message

    April 16, 2014

    Boston Globe (subscription required) Kabrina Chang, School of Management Many nights, the e-mails from his boss arrived between 2:30 and 4:30 a.m. — “no-man’s land,” in Michael Bodnar’s words… Expert quote: “It could constitute overtime and when the line between work and not work is blurred, it raises all sorts of liability issues.” View full […]

  • Medical marijuana could put employers in bind

    February 10, 2014

    Boston Herald Kabrina Chang, School of Management The state’s new medical marijuana law will force hard choices on employers and workers — forcing some to fire medicinal pot users while others will have to make tough calls on whether employees’ drug use is interfering with their work… Expert quote: “If you’re an employee who medicates […]

  • Medical Marijuana Users in Massachusetts Could Lose Their Jobs

    February 5, 2014

    GoLocalWorcester Kabrina Chang, School of Management Anti-discrimination laws won’t protect medical marijuana patients in the workplace in Massachusetts. Because marijuana remains a federally scheduled drug, and the state’s recent medical marijuana law doesn’t outline employers’ obligations, registered patients in the Commonwealth will be at risk of losing their jobs or not being hired as a result […]

  • Are Medical Marijuana Users in Rhode Island Risking Their Jobs?

    February 5, 2014

    GoLocalProv Kabrina Chang, School of Management Rhode Island is one of only a handful of states to extend employment protections to medical marijuana users. But the impact of workplace policies on medical marijuana remains murky for many. Are patients really protected?.. Expert quote: “At the end of the day it’s still illegal under federal law, and […]

  • Beware medical marijuana users – you can be fired

    January 31, 2014

    Boston Business Journal Kabrina Chang, School of Management Legal precedent shows that employers have the right to fire workers who use marijuana, even if they are patients who can legally use the drug as part of the state’s medical marijuana law… Expert quote: “It’s counter-intuitive, because many people with conditions like cancer and chronic pain […]

  • Ethics: In the Real World, Kant Can’t Help (but Here’s What Does)

    December 18, 2013

    Business Week By Kabrina Chang, School of Management Every decade or so, scandals rock the business world and revive a long-running debate about the place of ethics in the business school curriculum… View full article

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