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PA Bill Would Ban Nondisclosure Agreements for Sexual Misconduct

On November 17, 2017 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Jo Bennett In response to a surge of sexual misconduct allegations throughout the country, Democratic state senators in Pennsylvania on Wednesday announced legislation that would ban agreements that hide the identity of persons accused of sexual assault or harassment. Senate Bill 999 takes aim at nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), in […]

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PA Superior Court Clarifies that Employers May Not Mandate Payroll Cards

On October 25, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Karen Baillie It is helpful to have this clarification, even if perhaps this is not the news employers have been eagerly awaiting. On October 21, 2016, the Pennsylvania Superior Court weighed in on the issue of mandatory payroll cards. As we previously discussed here, the issue arose in the […]

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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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Wolf Signs Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Orders

On April 11, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Karen Baillie On April 7, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed two executive orders barring discrimination against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Executive Order 2016-04 prohibits government agencies from discriminating against employees or employment applicants on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union […]

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