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Scranton, PA Becomes Employment Law Ground Zero

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 mayor cut all city employees' pay to minimum...

Is obesity a disability under the new ADA? Probably.

Is obesity a "disability" entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act? As our nation allegedly gets more zaftig this question could take on enormous significance. (By the way, did you know that Marilyn Monroe really was not a size 14 but smaller than a size 2? It's...

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Limitations Period in ERISA Benefits Denial Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) A beneficiary’s claim for wrongful denial of disability benefits under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act does not accrue for limitations purposes until the plan’s internal benefits resolution process has been exhausted, notwithstanding a...