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Category: Labor and Employment

Jo Bennett Receives Diversity Award

On September 9, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

Schnader is pleased to congratulate partner Jo Bennett, a recipient of the Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s 2016 Most Powerful & Influential Woman Award. She was honored at the Council’s 7th Annual Philadelphia Diversity & Leadership Conference on September 1st. The National Diversity Council is a nonprofit organization that brings together the […]

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EEOC Settles First Sexual Orientation Discrimination Suit

On July 6, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced last week that it had settled a suit against Pallet Companies (doing business as IFCO Systems) for $202,200.  As we previously discussed here, this suit is one of the first cases filed by the EEOC in which the agency […]

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Medical Marijuana is Coming to PA: Are you Ready?

On June 23, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett In April, Governor Wolf signed legislation making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. Though the law went into effect in May, it will be another 18 months before the program is up and running, as the Commonwealth must first develop regulations for marijuana growers, processors, […]

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OFCCP Issues Revised Sex Discrimination Rules

On June 16, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett On Tuesday, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) finalized revisions to its sex discrimination rules, bringing them in line with current Title VII jurisprudence. The current rules were written in 1970, and do not reflect sex discrimination principles that have evolved over […]

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