The season of love, hearts, roses, and chocolate treats is upon us, again. And, again, we take this opportunity to remind employers of the need to consider and address the risks associated with “office romance”.
On July 21, 2021, in the case of In Re: Amazon.com, Inc., the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ruled that employees must be paid for the time spent waiting to undergo and undergoing mandatory workplace security scre
enings under the state’s Minimum Wage Act (PMWA).
FLB routinely defends employers against employment discrimination and other claims. In this federal lawsuit filed in Philadelphia, Jacob M. Sitman, Chair of FLB’s Employment Law and Labor Group, successfully defended a King of Prussia-based data analytics and regulatory compliance company against claims by a former sales executive that the company terminated her employment based on her age and alleged disability in purported violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
On May 17, 2017, Bill No. 170334 was signed into law by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. The Bill amends Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance, which covers Philadelphia employers and prohibits unlawful discrimination practices in employment.
by Jacob M. Sitman and Theresa M. DeAngelis, Summer Associate The question of whether a