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Will Salary History Bans Eliminate the Gender Pay Gap?

November 15th, 2017

By: Thomas M. Gribbin, Jr. On October 6, 2017, Oregon became the first state to ban public and private employers from asking prospective employees about salary history. Seeking to expand upon the Oregon Equal Pay Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating through wages and other compensation based on gender, the new law bans employers from…


Beware the Perils of Work-Related Social Media Posts

November 2nd, 2017

By: Amy Rosenberger If you’ve spent much time on social media, chances are you have come across that person who “over-shares.” Some posts are just awkward; some are offensive; others are so personal they make the reader squirm. A recent decision from the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court is a reminder that when you share something on…


You May Be Able To Help Victims of Hurricane Harvey By Donating Your “Paid Time Off”

October 5th, 2017

By Louise F. Pongracz Have you and your co-workers been kicking around ideas about how to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey? The IRS has issued guidance that could give even those with limited cash a way to donate if your employer will donate cash equal to your paid-time-off to certain approved charitable organizations. Employers…


Pennsylvania Supreme Court Protects Public Employees’ Right to Privacy Concerning Home Addresses

October 31st, 2016

By John R. Bielski Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the Pennsylvania Constitution prohibits the release of public school employees’ home addresses when requested under the Right to Know Law. The decision, PSEA v. Commonwealth, represents a significant victory for all public employees in the Commonwealth as it prohibits the release of personal,…


What Job Seekers Need to Know About Criminal Background Checks

June 30th, 2016

Interviewing for a job can be stressful enough when you have only the present and future to worry about. But when a potential employer looks at your past – and it will – that can multiply the stress tenfold, especially if there are elements of your personal history, such as a past arrest and/or a…


What Is Sexual Harassment?

June 9th, 2016

Sexual harassment can take many forms. While everyone has their own standards as to what they consider offensive, a general guideline is that if it makes you uncomfortable, it’s harassment. Both men and women can be victims of sexual harassment, perpetrated by members of either sex. Sexual harassment can occur via multiple incidents or one…


Advantages and Disadvantages of a Class Action Lawsuit

May 12th, 2016

A class action lawsuit, also known as a collective action lawsuit, is a case brought against an entity on behalf of many individuals, all of whom have been subject to the same illegal practice by the defendant. In employment cases, this usually occurs when an employer makes unreasonable or illegal requests of a large number…


   
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