Welcome to a very special (and creepy) edition of Fired for What!? Ordinarily, I feature three great termination stories from around the web . . . but I'm willing to make an exception for this case. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested for using a...
There is currently legislation pending in both the Ohio House [ H.B. 163 ] and Ohio Senate [ S.B. 125 ] that would include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the list of classes from which employees are protected from...
On Monday, New Jersey became the fourteenth state to allow same sex marriages .A trial court ordered that such marriages would begin on Monday. Governor Christie appealed to the state Supreme Court, but after a an adverse preliminary ruling he saw the...
Scranton, PA is perhaps best known as the hometown of the fictional company Dunder Mifflin from The Office . It's actually a real town, and I have found that it has a certain charm. Recently, Scranton has drawn enormous media attention because its...
You are receiving $500 per week in Pennsylvania
Unemployment Benefits and have been offered part-time work as an independent
contractor, paying you $200 per week. You understand that if you earn 40%
or less of your weekly Unemployment Benefit rate...
May Be Eligible For Unemployment In PA If You Quit Your Job
If you quit your job, you may be eligible for PA unemployment benefits if you
had a necessitous and compelling reason to quit . Here are some of
the most common examples of a necessitous...
Another day, another court decision striking down an
employee's attempt to bring a "wrongful termination" claim. The
Pennsylvania Superior Court case is Mikhail v. Penn. Org. for Women in Early Recovery , 2013
Pa. Super. LEXIS 82 (slated...
By Adam R.
For employers in
Pennsylvania, 2012 was another eventful year in the world of wage and hour
law. Even in the absence of new federal legislation, a number of
noteworthy developments occurred at both the federal and state levels...
Pennsylvania Courts Almost Never Throw Out
Non-Compete Agreements Because They Are Overbroad
Many clients have come to me convinced that their non-compete agreement is
unenforceable because it is for too many years, or to too broad a
Are payroll cards illegal in Pennsylvania? Beats me. But
we might find out soon.
McDonald's employee is suing the franchisee for paying her through a debit
Natalie Gunshannon, a single mother, 27, said she and
The Social Media Privacy Protection Act (available here) is new legislation pending in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. The proposed legislation is a response to the near-universal outrage over employers requesting Facebook and other social media passwords...
My Employer Said it Would Not Contest My
Pennsylvania Unemployment Claim; What Does That Mean?
I receive many phone calls from employees who accepted a
voluntary lay-off ("reduction in force" or "RIF") with a promise from their...
by Julie Arbore
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania ruled in Riley v. St. Mary’s Medical Center that, while the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (“ADAAA”) altered the federal standard for proving a...
In the law, we have this concept called "collateral estoppel." The gist of it is that after a party litigates and loses on an issue once, the party may not litigate that issue again (sometimes called "issue preclusion"). It sounds...
On June 18, 2012, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives introduced the Social Media Privacy Protection Act , which would protect the privacy of employee online user names and passwords.
Which PA employers does this bill cover? All of them. More...