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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U.S. Department of Labor Ramps Up Wage and Hour Division

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced that it will hire 100 new investigators in its Wage and Hour Division (Division). This is a strong signal that the DOL will be increasing its focus and prioritization of enforcement actions. This increased focus will also likely spur an increased number of class and collective actions …

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Multimillion-Dollar Settlement for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team recently settled a multiyear battle for equal pay. The lawsuit was filed in 2019 by high-profile players alleging that the female soccer athletes were paid less than members of the men’s national team. The women appealed an initial court decision that ruled the players had not demonstrated that they …

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Court Rules ADA Prevents School District from Dropping Mask Mandate

In Doe v. Perkiomen Valley School District, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21079 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 7, 2022), the court granted an injunction requested by a class of disabled children and their parents to prevent the school district from moving to a voluntary indoor masking policy on the basis that moving from mandatory to voluntary indoor …

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Takeaways From an Earlier Generation’s Labor Management Strategies

This blog post is designed to provide some fresh ideas for managing your workforce by sharing stories I have learned from my father over the years. It is a bittersweet time to write this. My father is 95 years old, in a long-term healthcare facility, and is just now starting to show his age. A …

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