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Jun 21, 2017

PA Supreme Court Decides that Former Employees are Not Entitled to Review their Personnel File

When an employee is terminated, the first question they have is “why?” Employees in Pennsylvania who were not happy with the answer or who wanted to verify the explanation had the right, for a reasonable period of time after termination, to review their personnel file. » Read More

Apr 28, 2017

Back Back Back Back Back and That Job is Gone!

ESPN is generally known as the worldwide leader in sports.  This week, however, they were in the news for a reason that didn’t involve reporting on deflated balls, two people yelling at each other over a topic no one generally cares about, or whether or not the Bears should have traded multiple picks to move up one spot to pick Mitchell Trubisky.   » Read More

Apr 07, 2017

How Policies Can Defeat a Breach of Contract Claim

Here is an interesting scenario for employers to consider.  A company discovers that an employee working in information technology has taken de-commissioned company computers for himself and even given some away.  After conducting an investigation, the company learns that some of the computers contain current and former employees’ personal information, such as addresses, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers.  » Read More

Jan 09, 2017

When Ubering Goes Wrong: A Lesson for Both Drunks And Employers

Uber is a wonderful invention that has a primary function of driving intoxicated people from point A to point B.  Sometimes, however, getting from point A to point B becomes an issue.

This week, a lawsuit was filed in Philadelphia against Uber, claiming that an Uber driver threw a rider from the car and beat him when he asked to be taken from Philadelphia to New Jersey.  » Read More

Oct 28, 2016

Sign up for our next seminar: Employment Law In Television and the Movies: Lessons Learned

Our last presentation in the 2016 series, Employment Law in Television and the Movies: Lessons Learned, will be held on November 16, and will review the handling of all employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, employee discipline, and employee termination, as seen in popular television programs and movies.   » Read More

Sep 06, 2016

The Kaepernick Conundrum

By now most people have heard about the Colin Kaepernick story, and may have strong feelings one way or the other about the actions of the 49ers quarterback.  In case you have been living under a rock for the past two weeks — Kaepernick has refused to stand for the national anthem prior to the start of two consecutive games.  » Read More

Aug 19, 2016

Registration is open for our September Labor & Employment Seminar

The Labor & Employment Group of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will present “2015-2016 Labor & Employment Law Legal Update” advising human resources professionals on new laws in Labor & Employment. The seminar will take place Wednesday, September 21, at our office in Allentown. » Read More

Feb 04, 2016

Psychological Evaluations and the ADA

Every employer has received one:  the anonymous letter or email in which someone complains about one of your employees.  How is an employer supposed to respond when faced with one of these complaints?  This question was recently answered by New Jersey’s Appellate Division in the case of In The Matter of Paul Williams, Township of Lakewood. » Read More