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Nov 09, 2018

Employment Law in Television and the Movies Recap

And just like that, our 2018 seminars are complete.  We would like to thank you to everyone who came out to our last (and clearly most fun and educational) seminar of the year!

We discussed the handling of a variety of employment issues including discrimination, harassment, employee discipline, and employee termination, as seen in popular TV programs and movies (primarily Seinfeld and the Office, obviously).  » Read More

Oct 30, 2018

They’re Back! – Impairment Rating Evaluations Under the PA Workers’ Compensation Act Restored

I was quoted in the following Lehigh Valley Business articles, Pa. worker’s comp sees changes and Gov. Wolf approves workers comp bill, discussing the passage of House Bill 1840, which restores the use of the impairment rating evaluation (IRE) process in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases. » Read More

Oct 26, 2018

New Definition of “Sex” Eliminates Protection for Transgender Individuals

The Trump Administration is challenging the rights of transgender individuals with its proposal to eliminate federal protection under Title IX.  According to a memo obtained by the New York Times, the Department of Health and Human Services is in the process of implementing a uniform definition of sex that would not protect transgender students. » Read More

Oct 15, 2018

New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Notice Now Available

As employers with New Jersey employees should know, the state’s Paid Sick Leave Act goes into effect on October 29, 2018.  The Act requires all employers, regardless of size, to provide up to 40 hours of paid sick leave to employees in a “benefit year” that is determined by the employer. » Read More

Oct 12, 2018

Sexual Harassment Charges Up Sharply Post-Weinstein

It may be hard to believe, but October 5, 2018, marked the one-year anniversary of the New York Times exposé of Harvey Weinstein, which led to a nationwide conversation about sexual assault and sexual harassment that continues to this day.  Although it is impossible to quantify the impact of this movement on our society, preliminary data released by the U.S. » Read More

Oct 05, 2018

The Future of Bathroom Accommodations for Transgender Employees in Pennsylvania

The protections afforded to transgender employees in Pennsylvania are increasing but remain uncertain.  In August 2018, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (“PHRC”) issued guidance to elaborate on the meaning of “sex” under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (“PHRA”).  The PHRC concluded that sex discrimination does encompass claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation, transgender transition, gender identity, and gender expression.   » Read More

Oct 04, 2018

Register for our last seminar of 2018!

Our last (and most fun) seminar of the year will be held on Wednesday, November 7 at our offices in Allentown. This lunch-and-learn, Employment Law in TV and Movies: Lessons Learned, will review the handling of a variety of employment issues including discrimination, harassment, employee discipline, and employee termination, as seen in popular TV programs and movies. » Read More

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