Category Archives: Labor & Employment

What is a Reasonable Accommodation under the ADA?

The Americans With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires that employers provide employee’s with a qualifying disability …

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Pennsylvania Split on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Two recent federal district courts – from opposite sides of the Commonwealth – reached different …

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Payment of Wages Through Mandatory Debit Cards

Some employers have begun to pay employee wages through issuing debit cards, rather than cash, …

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“Get Out Your Crystal Ball: How Employment and Labor Laws Will Change Under the Trump Administration”

Kate Koop Irwin and Albert Lee will discuss how workplace laws – from Obamacare to …

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Third Circuit adopts the “honest belief” defense to FMLA retaliation claims and confirms that FMLA leave requests can double as requests for reasonable accommodations under the ADA.

The Third Circuit’s recent decision in Capps v. Mondelez Global, LLC (http://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/153839p.pdf) is a mixed …

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Third Circuit Rules That Employment Practices Favoring Employees in Their 40s Over Those in Their 50s Could Constitute Age Discrimination

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals (which handles appeals of federal cases in Pennsylvania, New …

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Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Federal Judge: Employers Cannot Discriminate Based on Sexual Orientation

On November 4, 2016, a federal judge in Pittsburgh ruled that federal law prohibits an …

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Non-Discretionary Bonuses and Overtime Pay Calculations

More employees than ever may be categorized as non-exempt when the new Department of Labor …

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IRS Provides Guidance for Making an 83(b) Election

On July 25, 2016, in T.D. 9779, the IRS published final regulations concerning the procedures …

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New Sample Notice for Employee Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) has issued a sample notice that will help …

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