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Margaret (Molly) DiBianca
Is Your Boss a Bert or an Ernie?

Navigating office politics can be difficult. Even in workplaces without backstabbers and manipulators, we all have days when it can be, well, shall we say, difficult to play well in the sandbox with others. The best piece of advice I ever received...

Philip Miles
PA Judge Provides Social Media Discovery Rundown

In Trail v. Lesko (opinion here) , Allegheny County Judge Wettick provided a great resource for anyone researching social media discovery issues. Judge Wettick authored a 20-page opinion, running through nine Pennsylvania state court decisions addressing...

David S. Rich
New York City Council Overrides Mayor's Veto Of Living Wage Statute

On June 28, 2012, the New York City Council, by a vote of 46 to 5, overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg's veto of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, Local Law 37 of 2012 (the "New York City Fair Wages Act," the "Fair Wages Act," the...

John Holmquist
Be careful what you ask for: retaliatory counterclaims under the FMLA

Being sued by a current or former employee generally does not trigger many positive reactions from employers. A common question which is often asked is: can we counter-sue? When pressed by counsel for the basis of a counterclaim, the answers range from...

Abbey Spanier
Rewarding Wage Theft

Many banquet halls and catering establishments require customers to pay an additional "service charge," often around 20 % of the total cost. Can the establishments simply pocket the money or does this "service charge" belong to the...

Laurie E. Leader
Working Late -- Are Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives Entitled to Overtime?

In Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp., the United States Supreme Court held that pharmaceutical sales representatives ("PSRs," also known as "detailers") qualify as "outside salesmen" exempt from minimum wages and overtime...