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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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Notice of Rights of Victims of Domestic Violence Now Required for New Hires in California

On July 12, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner Last September, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2337, which, effective July 1, 2017, requires California employers with 25 or more employees to provide written notice of workplace rights for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.  Those rights, which include the rights to […]

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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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NJ Adopts Final Regulations on Criminal Background Inquiries

On March 16, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski New Jersey has promulgated its final ban-the-box regulations, clarifying the law passed on March 1, 2015, which severely restricted public and private employers with 15 or more employees from inquiring into an applicant’s criminal background at the beginning of the hiring process. Under the law, employers […]

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