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Category: Environmental

Requiring Public Employees to Pay Union Agency Fees Found Unconstitutional – Potentially Striking A Major Blow To Union Purses And Influence

On June 28, 2018 by Schnader in Appellate

By Rachel A.H. Horton and Michael J. Wietrzychowski In a widely-anticipated decision, the United States Supreme Court in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, narrowly held that the First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits public sector unions from charging public employees an agency fee where an […]

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Addressing Romantic Relationships in the Workplace Through a Conflict of Interest Policy

On June 6, 2018 by Schnader in Environmental

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski With the continued media exposure of highly charged complaints of sexual harassment in the workplace, many employers have experienced an uptick in the number of administrative actions and lawsuits alleging sexual harassment. Employers concerned about workplace romantic relationships often fail to address them because they feel reluctant […]

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Carl Schaerf and Tracy Weinstein Publish “New Strategies for Winning Dismissal of a Failure to Warn Claim”

On May 7, 2018 by Schnader in Antitrust

A recent decision granting summary judgment for the defendant presents a compelling model for successfully defeating a failure to warn claim. Wu Jiang v. Ridge Tool Company, et. al, decided by the Honorable Rosalynn R. Mauskopf of the Eastern District of New York on March 27, 2018, is significant because it […]

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Schnader Advises Valley Pool Sales Regarding Acquisition by Large National Pool Retailer

On February 13, 2018 by Schnader in Corporate

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP served as counsel to Valley Pool Sales Inc. in connection with its acquisition by Leslie’s Poolmart Inc., the nation’s largest retailer of swimming pool and spa supplies, services and repairs. The transaction closed in January 2018. The transaction involved the purchase of the five […]

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