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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Propose “Right-to-Work” Legislation

On January 24, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Allison R. Brown and Rebecca Lacher Republican lawmakers introduced a legislative package on January 22, 2013, which would make Pennsylvania the 25th right-to-work state.  Right-to-work legislation is aimed at eliminating “compulsory unionism” and the payment of union fees by non-union members in both the public and private sectors.  Competition among […]

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Top 10 most common mistakes employers make in connection with employee termination

On November 29, 2012 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Michael J. Wietrzychowski   How an employer approaches termination can make a huge difference in their ability to achieve successful resolution of employee termination claims. Today is our first installment of the “Top 10.” We also provide suggestions to minimize potential liability: 1) Lack of clear policies, procedures and job descriptions. […]

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Employers Must Provide Updated FCRA Notice by January 1, 2013

On November 16, 2012 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Scott J. Wenner  The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) imposes notification and other requirements on employers when they contract with agencies third parties to perform background checks on job applicants and employees. The FCRA also regulates providers of background checking services, which the statute refers to as “credit reporting […]

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