Joseph Lee

A Primer on Medical Marijuana for Pennsylvania Employers

In the Mid-Atlantic region, both New York and New Jersey have legalized the use of marijuana. Despite pushes by the legislature to do so, and Governor Wolf repeatedly calling for it, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has yet to legalize recreational marijuana. A bill could certainly be proposed in the foreseeable future as a Senate committee …

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What Should a Hybrid and Remote Work Policy Contain?

The traditional office environment is transforming. While necessity led to office employees performing their work remotely during the pandemic, long-standing perceptions of working in a traditional office setting have shifted, and many employees now highly desire or expect flexible working arrangements for themselves. These arrangements can come in the form of a fully remote work …

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When an Employee’s Social Media Post Goes Viral

For better or for worse, social media has become an important and all-consuming part of everyone’s lives, including your employees. Information can be shared instantly, with the ability to reach a wide audience in a short amount of time. Not only can photos and videos of pets, memes, and clips of the latest TikTok trends …

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More Protections Available to Older Employees in New Jersey

New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) prohibits employers from unlawfully discriminating against employees based on, among other things, their race, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, disability, national origin, sex and age. The LAD is also quite broad in its application in comparison to federal protections against discrimination (e.g., the LAD applies to all employers while …

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A “Key to NYC” Checklist for New York City Employers

New York City has taken a sweeping approach to help contain the spread of the Delta variant through its “Key to NYC” program, becoming the first U.S. city to do so. With enforcement of “Key to NYC” to begin on September 13, 2021, employers in New York City should begin to make the necessary adjustments …

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