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Users of Medical Marijuana Not a Protected Class Under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

Users of Medical Marijuana Not a Protected Class Under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act

Posted December 3, 2020 in Labor & Employment

Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court recently handed down a decision holding that employees who lawfully engage in the use of medical marijuana are not protected under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA). The case, Harrisburg Area Community College v. Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (Swope), was decided on October 29, 2020. The decision is a victory for employers […]

Employers Face Potential Covid-19 Related Lawsuits by Employees, OSHA and EEOC if Workplace Safety and Leave Rules Are Not Followed

Employers Face Potential Covid-19 Related Lawsuits by Employees, OSHA and EEOC if Workplace Safety and Leave Rules Are Not Followed

Posted November 9, 2020 in Labor & Employment

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” wrote Benjamin Franklin in the context of ravaging rowhouse fires caused by those who failed to properly tend to their fireplaces.  This advice still holds true today especially as it relates to the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace.  Employers have a legal duty to […]

Stringent New Jersey Employer Protocols to Combat COVID-19 Mandatory on November 5

Stringent New Jersey Employer Protocols to Combat COVID-19 Mandatory on November 5

Posted October 29, 2020 in Labor & Employment

Citing a recent surge in COVID-19 infections throughout New Jersey, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 192 on October 28, 2020 (the “Executive Order”) effective as of 6:00am, Thursday, November 5, 2020. The Executive Order requires public and private workplaces to adhere to certain health and safety protocols, and creates a system for employees to report […]

New Pennsylvania Overtime Rules to Take Effect Today

New Pennsylvania Overtime Rules to Take Effect Today

Posted October 5, 2020 in Labor & Employment

Certain office workers may no longer be exempt from overtime rules following the enactment of a new Pennsylvania rule promulgated by the commonwealth’s Department of Labor & Industry that increases the salary threshold for over time exemption. Effective today, the Department amended the Minimum Wage Act to update salary thresholds that trigger overtime pay requirements […]

Pat Flanagan Discusses Remote-Work Legal Issues

Pat Flanagan Discusses Remote-Work Legal Issues

Posted August 25, 2020 in Labor & Employment, News

Pádraig P. Flanagan, a Partner at Florio Perrucci Steinhardt Cappelli Tipton & Taylor, was recently quoted in NJBiz. The article, Will remote-work requirements spark lawsuits?, addresses legal issues for employers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Flanagan discusses the need for employers to provide reasonable accommodations for those working from home and issues for returning employees with […]

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