Kathleen M. Mills is an attorney in the Firm’s Employment Law & Labor Relations and Litigation Groups. Ms. Mills’ practice includes advice, counseling and defense in all employee-related areas, recruitment through termination. With both in-house and law firm experience, she brings decades of employment law expertise to assist clients with the full panoply of personnel matters, from individual situations — where she understands the need for prompt answers — to the development of general employment policies, best practices and employee manuals and handbooks. In addition to counseling management about compliance with applicable law and regulations, she creates and presents training programs for corporate management and staff, and meets with supervisors to discuss myriad topics, concerns and developing legal issues. Ms. Mills manages federal and state Department of Labor (OSHA, MSHA, FLSA, EBSA, ERISA, OWBPA, WARN, MWA, WPCA, and UC) matters, defends federal and state discrimination (Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA and PHRA) complaints and assists clients in developing effective compliance strategies. Her experience encompasses federal and state administrative agencies, including EEOC, DoL, DoJ, and PHRC, and federal and state courts.
Just about a year ago, we told you about the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s plan to move employer Form 300A reporting from a paper process to a publicly accessible online database. After a year in limbo, the Injury Tracking Application (ITA) will become available on August 1, 2017 to accept employers’ completed 2016 OSHA Form 300A. Last […]
Recently, we reported on a decision from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals which extended Title VII protection to cover sexual orientation. More recently, a federal court judge sitting in Allentown has held that gender dysphoria is a disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). In Blatt v Cabela’s, No. 5:14-cv-04822 (E.D. PA […]
Effective January 22, 2017, employers will be required to use a revised I-9 form which has been issued by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), a component of the Department of Homeland Security. Until then, either the current form (dated March 8, 2013) or the new one (dated November 14, 2016) will be […]