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  • NBC News takes the unprecedented step to release its internal Matt Lauer harassment report
    Image by Max Goldberg via Wiki CommonsYesterday morning, NBC News released the complete report into its months long investigation of Matt Lauer.I was astounded by NBC’s transparency. It is extraordinarily rare for a private company…
    - 10 May 18, 11:21am -
  • Sympathetic does not always equal protected under the ADA
    Photo by Pexels on PixabayToday’s opinion is a lesson straight out of the school of hard knocks. No matter how sympathetic the plaintiff or how harrowing his plights, the law is the law and sometimes it’s just not on his side.When…
    - 9 May 18, 11:34am -
  • Should employers still test for marijuana?
    Photo by Michael Fischer from PexelsOhio’s medical marijuana program is set to be fully operational by September 2018. Ohio will join 28 other states, and the District of Columbia, in which doctors can legally prescribe marijuana to treat c…
    - 8 May 18, 11:49am -

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  • When Rhetoric Comes to Town
    By now, if you haven’t heard about Donald Trump’s statements on Muslims and his plan to prevent Muslims from entering the country, as well as the vehement support he is receiving from an astonishing number of people, you may be living under a roc…
    - 9 Dec 15, 7:44pm -
  • Beware the FMLA Equitable Estoppel Claim
    Imagine that your company has 40 employees, one of whom is subject to hospitalization for a medical condition and requires surgery. He is out of work for several weeks and in his absence, the company realizes that it gets along fine without him. As a…
    - 10 Nov 15, 2:23pm -
  • Don’t Bet on the Jury Verdict
    As some of those who follow me on Twitter know, I had jury duty in September. Like most people, it wasn’t something I was looking forward to (and I even tried to get out of it on the basis that no one would pick a lawyer for a jury). Well, it turn…
    - 5 Nov 15, 2:55pm -

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  • Correction: Travelers must quarantine for 14 days
    Important correction: People travelling to (or returning to) Pennsylvania must either test negative for COVID-19 or quarantine for 14 days. I inadvertently typed "72 hours" in Wednesday's post (corrected version with update clearly marked here). My…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 1:08am -
  • New orders from Gov. Wolf / Dr. Levine
    Sorry for the brief hiatus, folks. I think I was suffering from a little election fatigue. I expect to be back in the flow after Thanksgiving. For now, "enjoy" these two new orders from Governor Wolf and Dr. Levine that may impact your workplace:Trav…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 1:03am -
  • Grocery store's mask requirements survive ADA legal challenge
    An interesting decision from the Western District of Pennsylvania, in Pletcher v. Giant Eagle. One of the plaintiff's, Josiah Kostek, sought a preliminary injunction against Giant Eagle grocery store claiming that its mask requirements violated the A…
    - 26 days ago, 28 Oct 20, 1:26pm -