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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

Nov 30, 2017

The Do’s and Don’ts of Company Holiday Parties

With the holiday season in full swing, we thought we would remind everyone about the “do’s and don’ts of company holiday parties.”  Here is an article published in NJ Business Magazine in which our own Pat Collins provides insight on some of the things that employers must be aware of when hosting the office party.  » Read More

Apr 21, 2016

NYC Institutes Ban on Pre-Employment Credit Checks

Most prudent employers these days run background checks of prospective employees as part of the hiring process.  While this practice is expanding, so is the network of laws and regulations employers must consider when collecting information about job candidates.  In this post, we highlight a new law most New York City employers will now need to tackle. » Read More