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Dec 07, 2017

Proposed Bill Would Prohibit Confidentiality in Sexual Harassment Settlement Agreements

In light of the sexual misconduct scandals that have dominated the news as of late, it was only a matter of time before proposed legislative responses would arise.  Pennsylvania employers should take note of one proposed bill that was recently introduced in the state Senate. » Read More

Dec 06, 2017

Have you signed up for our December 13th seminar in Wilkes-Barre yet?

We will accept RSVPs until December 8! If you would like to sign up, please click here to download the form and email it to  We hope to see you next week in Wilkes-Barre! » Read More

Aug 21, 2017

You’re Invited to Employers Beware: ICE is Cracking Down on I-9 Compliance!

Raymond G. Lahoud, Chair of the Immigration Law Group of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present a seminar updating human resource professionals, business owners, and managers on significant recent developments with respect to the revised I-9 form. HRCI and SHRM credits are available. » Read More

Sep 07, 2016

Bosses Behaving Badly

All employers received a reminder yesterday regarding the potential dangers of sexual harassment in the workplace.  Fox News has reportedly agreed to pay its former anchor, Gretchen Carlson, $20,000,000 to settle her recently-filed sexual harassment lawsuit.  Yes, that is seven zeroes after the two.  » Read More

Sep 03, 2015

Upon Further Review the Decision of the NFL in Deflategate Is Overturned

As anyone who owns a television knows, the NFL suspended Super Bowl winning quarterback Tom Brady for the first four games of the NFL season for his involvement in the deflategate scandal.  The four-game suspension was imposed by the NFL disciplinary officer and affirmed by Commissioner Godell serving as the sole arbitrator pursuant to the CBA between the league and its players’ association. » Read More

Aug 31, 2015

OSHA Targeting Healthcare Facilities

Earlier this summer, the federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will be targeting some of the most common causes of illness and injury when conducting investigations of health care facilities. According to guidance given to OSHA staff, all inspections of hospitals and nursing home facilities, including those prompted by complaints, referrals, or severe injury reports, should include the review of potential hazards involving: » Read More

Aug 07, 2015

DEFLATEGATE: What Can We Learn From Deflategate Other Than That The Patriots Are Cheaters

As most people are aware, the NFL has suspended perennial Pro-Bowl quarterback, golden boy, and terrible dancer Tom Brady for the first four games of the season.  The suspension was based, in part, on Brady’s “destruction” of his cellular phone which, the NFL claimed, was an effort to impede its investigation.  » Read More

Aug 05, 2015

Even if Criminal Charges Are Dropped, an Employer Can Still Discipline an Employee

Employers often ask what they can do about an employee who was in an off-duty incident but no criminal charges were brought and/or any criminal charges were subsequently dropped. The NFL’s Buffalo Bills decided this week to suspend Offensive Line Coach Aaron Kromer without pay for six games this season as a result of an off-field incident earlier this summer. » Read More