As the summer months approach, many of us start to think about taking a few days off to visit the beach or the mountains. For employers, this may be a good time to review your company’s vacation policy and to ensure your practices are consistent with your policy. In Pennsylvania, employers are not required to

On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law Bill No. 160840, which amends the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance and prohibits employers from inquiring about prospective employees’ salary histories. Following on the heels of the passage of similar legislation in Massachusetts which became the first state to prohibit employers from requiring employees to

Use of Criminal Background Checks in the Hiring Process: What New EEOC Guidelines Mean for Pennsylvania Employers Michael E. Rowan General Counsel, Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association A criminal background is a common, and often useful, component of the hiring process for many employers in the hospitality industry.  However, in light of recent pronouncements by

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act:  the Forgotten Right of Female Employees By Marc G. Tarlow Shumaker Williams, P.C.   Recently, a prominent tech company hired a CEO who at the time of hire is pregnant.  With a view to how the workplace has continued to change, it seemed a good time to review a right of

Although the articles written in this space over the past five years regarding employment law have tended to review distinct developments in the law, these are very “interesting times” and merit a moment to reflect how the legal and political events of the last six months augur a new period in management/employee relations.  When developments and

By: Marc G. Tarlow Family Responsibility Discrimination (“FRD”), or discrimination by which employees are treated worse than other employees because of caregiving responsibilities to children, spouses or parents, is coming to the forefront of potential employer liability. Not only does this type of discrimination implicate a variety of statutes, but employees are prevailing in lawsuits with

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