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Category: Labor and Employment

Amazon Fends Off Covid-19 Claims

On November 10, 2020 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

Michael J. Wietrzychowski, co-chair of the Labor and Employment Practices Group, was quoted in a recent article for the Society for Human Resource Management’s SHRM Online, “Amazon Fends Off Covid-19 Claims.” Wietrzychowski commented about the recent decision of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York in […]

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New Jersey Executive Order Sets Health and Safety Standards for Employers

On October 29, 2020 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

Samantha Banks, Brian M. Wallen, and Michael J. Wietrzychowski published a client alert, “New Jersey Executive Order Sets Health and Safety Standards for Employers.” In response to businesses increasingly opening their doors to in-person employees and customers, the Governor of New Jersey has expanded the application of previously issued Executive […]

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Hairstyle Discrimination Banned in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County

On October 28, 2020 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

Karen Baillie published a client alert, “Hairstyle Discrimination Banned in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.” The City of Pittsburgh’s recently adopted “Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act” took effect October 23, 2020. The ordinance prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations based on “hairstyle and […]

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New Pennsylvania Overtime Pay Regulation Now in Effect

On October 5, 2020 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

Karen Baillie published a client alert, “New Pennsylvania Overtime Pay Regulation Now in Effect,” noting that the new rules may create obligations for employers beyond federal requirements. In our previous alert, we recognized that the new Pennsylvania overtime pay regulation, adopted in January 2020, would be effective upon publication in […]

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