Category Archives: Labor & Employment

Kate Koop Irwin to present at the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health’s Rx Solutions Forum

Kate Koop Irwin will present Medical Marijuana in the Workplace at the Pitsburgh Business Group on …

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Recent Decisions Suggest that Employers Cannot Terminate or Refuse to Hire Medical Marijuana Cardholders for Failing a Drug Test

Two recent decisions from Rhode Island and Massachusetts suggest that employers cannot terminate or refuse …

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Presentation

Jeremy Farrell is speaking at the North Side/Shore Chamber of Commerce Food for Thought lunch …

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Pennsylvania employers beware: One slur by a supervisor can now create a hostile work environment.

The Third Circuit recently ruled that a single extreme act of discrimination can produce an …

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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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