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Philadelphia’s “Ban the Box” Ordinance Now Applies to All Private Employers

On March 10, 2016 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Anne E. Kane New amendments to the Philadelphia “Ban the Box” ordinance, signed into law by former Mayor Nutter in January, will take effect on March 14, 2016. The current law, also known as the “Fair Criminal Records Screening” ordinance, prohibits private employers with 10 or more employees in Philadelphia […]

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Schnader Sponsors Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic 3rd Annual Angel Capital Expo

On October 27, 2015 by Schnader in News

By Elliot Dater Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis is a sponsor of the Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic 3rd Annual Angel Capital Expo. Keiretsu Forum is the world’s largest angel investor network. Keiretsu Forum Mid-Atlantic has chapters in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, D.C.  Schnader’s Pittsburgh office is the host sponsor […]

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Philadelphia ordinance requires reasonable accommodation for pregnancy and childbirth

On February 14, 2014 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Anne Kane On January 20, 2014, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter signed an amendment to the Philadelphia Code, expanding protection of pregnant employees in the workplace. The ordinance requires Philadelphia employers to make reasonable accommodations for female employees “affected by pregnancy” regardless of whether those employees are “disabled.” This means […]

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Amendment to Philadelphia Ordinance Would Expand Protection of Pregnant Employees

On October 31, 2013 by Schnader in Labor and Employment

By Alizah Z. Diamond On October 3, 2013, three Philadelphia City Council members introduced legislation amending Chapter 9-1100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Fair Practices Ordinance: Protections Against Unlawful Discrimination” that, if passed, would significantly expand protection of pregnant employees from workplace discrimination. The legislation, Bill No. 130687, would make […]

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