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How Your Business Can Prepare for the Rise of the “Gig Economy”

January 17th, 2019

Flexible contract work has reportedly increased by about 56 percent over the past ten years, with more than 16 percent of American workers performing flexible contract work as their primary source of income.

Employers Beware: Duty of Care Recognized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

January 15th, 2019

In a recent decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that an employer has an affirmative duty to protect employees’ personal and financial information that is stored electronically. 

EEOC Rescinds Wellness Regulations Without Replacement

January 7th, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) started off the New Year by rescinding its employer wellness regulations.  What does this mean for you, as an employer? 

Top Expansions and Changes to Employment Law to Watch For in 2019

January 3rd, 2019

Looking ahead to 2019, business leaders may manage risk by being advised of the following expansions of and changes to employment law. 

Guidance from the Courts on Medical Marijuana Hits a Little Closer to Home

January 2nd, 2019

Following the growing trend of cases nationwide, the court found that Delaware’s Medical Marijuana Act, which is similar to Pennsylvania’s, creates a private cause of action for an employee who believes that they were terminated due to their use of medical marijuana. 

New Jersey Employment Case May Provide False Sense of Security Dealing with Pennsylvania Employees who Use Medical Marijuana

August 20th, 2018

Pennsylvania employers should be careful to avoid falling into a trap that would be created by an overly broad reading of the case of Cotto v. Ardagh Glass Packing.

Recent Pennsylvania Case Gives Helpful Hints on How to Avoid Retaliation Claims Under the ADA

August 2nd, 2018

The case of Smith v. University of Scranton, provides some helpful hints for employers to avoid successful ADA employment retaliation claims.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds that Non-Economic Damages are an Available Remedy Under Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law

April 6th, 2018

For the first time, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that non-economic damages, such as for “embarrassment, humiliation, loss of reputation and mental anguish”, are an available form of relief under the Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law. 

Employers and Employees Beware: Pennsylvania Slated To Revise Its Overtime Laws

February 14th, 2018

Governor Wolf has announced that Pennsylvania will be revising its overtime laws. A major change will be to raise the minimum salary that an employee must earn in order to be exempt from earning overtime.

The Supreme Court Intreprets the Statute of Limitations in Dual Filing Employment Discrimination Claims

January 30th, 2018

In a major clarification of procedural law, the U.S. Supreme Court recently answered the question of whether or not, in a dual federal-state filing, federal law suspends the state statute of limitations at the time if filing the federal filing later proves unsuccessful.