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Apr 03, 2018

Employee’s Voluntary Resignation Does Not Necessarily Result in Disqualification for Unemployment Benefits

On March 29, 2018, the Appellate Division in Cottman v. Board of Review ruled that an employee who voluntarily quits when faced with the imminent threat of termination may nevertheless be eligible for unemployment benefits.

Cottman, who worked the overnight shift (11:00 p.m. » Read More

Mar 08, 2018

IN THE NEWS: Business Owners Discuss Ways to Identify, Prevent Sexual Harassment

The “#metoo” movement is here to stay.  In just over four months, it has become a game changer in the field of sexual harassment and social norms in the American workplace.  Not only have many prominent individuals and their employers already been affected, it is only a matter of time before this powerful social movement takes a firm root in all businesses, both small and large. » Read More

Dec 05, 2017

Pennsylvania Federal Court Awards Damages in Sexual Orientation Harassment Case

In a first-of-its-kind decision in Pennsylvania, a federal district court awarded damages in a Title VII sexual harassment case based upon sexual orientation.  In EEOC v. Scott Medical Health Center, the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania awarded $55,000 in damages and other relief to a private employee who claimed he was discriminated against because he is gay.  » Read More

Sep 28, 2017

NLRB Achieves Republican Majority

Over the past few months, we have written about President Trump’s efforts to fill the two vacant seats on the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) with William Emmanuel, a management-side labor attorney in private practice, and Marvin Kaplan, an attorney for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”).  » Read More

Apr 12, 2016

Deadlocked Supreme Court Saves Public Union Agency Fees

As you know, we wrote last week about the gains that the union-led “Fight for $15” campaign has made recently.  The increase in the minimum wage, however, is not the only good news that public sector unions have had to celebrate as of late. » Read More

Sep 22, 2015

The Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE Act)

As we are approaching another Presidential election in 2016, organized labor is again attempting to use the election as an opportunity to push forward its legislative agenda (remember the Employee Free Choice Act back in 2008-09?).  The latest from organized labor is called the Workplace Action for a Growing Economy Act (WAGE for short).  » Read More