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PHRC Clarifies That It Will Accept Allegations of Sex-based Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation, Transgender Identity, Gender Transition, Gender Identity and/or Gender Expression

On August 29, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Karen Baillie On August 2, 2018, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC) issued two guidance documents clarifying that the Commission will accept for investigation charges that allege discrimination based on sex that include allegations of discrimination on the basis of sex assigned at birth, sexual orientation, transgender identity, gender […]

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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 Criminal Defense

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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No Clear Answers for Employers: Colorado Baker Who Refused to Create Wedding Cake for Same Sex Nuptials Prevails in Supreme Court

On June 8, 2018 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner On Monday, June 4, the United States Supreme Court (“Court”) announced its decision in the highly publicized Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Employers and business owners were among many closely watching this case, hoping for insight on how to handle complicated situations involving competing rights of business owners, customers […]

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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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