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Employers May Be Required to Submit Pay Data to the EEOC by September 30, 2019

April 8, 2019

Last week, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) informed a federal judge that it intends to require employers to turn…

New Jersey Appellate Division Holds That Employer May Have To Provide Accommodation To Licensed Medical Marijuana User

March 29, 2019

On March 27, 2019, the New Jersey Appellate Division decided that the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination’s (NJLAD’s) protection of…

Banks Move One Step Closer to Working with Cannabis Companies

March 28, 2019

On March 28, 2019, the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act easily passed the House Financial Services Committee by…

New Jersey Legislature Stalls Legalized Marijuana Vote

March 26, 2019

Yesterday, the New Jersey Legislature was scheduled to vote on a bill to legalize adult-use marijuana.  Senate President Stephen Sweeney,…

YIKES! Operation Varsity Blues

March 13, 2019

Everyone in the Higher Education world is now aware of the Federal investigation into bribery/fraud schemes to “guarantee” admission of…

DOL Issues Proposed Overtime Rule, Increasing Minimum Salary Threshold

March 11, 2019

The United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) has released its long-anticipated proposed rule that is intended to increase the number…

NJ Municipalities Look to Ban Recreational Marijuana as State Inches Closer to Legalization

February 25, 2019

Earlier this month it was widely reported that New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President, Steve Sweeney reached a…

Pennsylvania Courts Get One Step Closer to Reviewing Employee Termination Based on Medical Marijuana Use

February 15, 2019

Almost one year after Pennsylvania first permitted the use of medical marijuana, a federal court in Pennsylvania issued its first…

The Cannabis Industry: The Future of a Cash Only Business

February 11, 2019

With a new Democratic majority in the United States House of Representatives, it is likely that we will see increased…

Yik Yak Yuck: 4th Circuit Broadens Potential Title IX Liability

December 20, 2018

According to a Court of Appeals decision issued on December 19, 2018, Universities may now face Title IX liability for…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Holds PA Employers Have an Affirmative Duty to Protect Employee Data

November 28, 2018


By Michael B. Hayes and Kelly K. Huff

As the calendar year begins to wind down, employers across the Commonwealth need to perk up.  On November 21, 2018,…

Title IX Update: DoE Releases Significant Proposed Changes

November 16, 2018


By Paul W. Apicella

This morning the Department of Education released a revised draft of proposed changes to regulations governing the obligations of higher…

The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act

October 3, 2018

Beginning on October 29, 2018, the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (“the Act”) will require employers to provide paid…

The Right to Be Forgotten – California ≠ Europe

July 2, 2018


By Jeremy D. Mishkin and Ernest D. Holtzheimer

The European Union has endorsed a “right to be forgotten” since May 2014 when the European Court of Justice upheld…

United States Supreme Court: Government Employers Cannot Withhold Union Dues from Non-Union Employees

June 27, 2018


By William K. Kennedy and Brett M. Waldron

Today, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision declaring that the First Amendment of the Constitution prohibits government employers…

ISM: A Potent Tool for Defense of Ship Owners

June 25, 2018


By Alfred Kuffler

The IMO Resolution A.741 (18) states that “The international Safety Management Code seeks ‘… to ensure safety at sea, prevention of…

ISM and the Sinking of the SS El Faro

June 25, 2018


By Alfred Kuffler

The National Transportation Safety Board has published its report of its investigation into the sinking of the SS El Faro…

United States Supreme Court: Arbitration Agreements May Waive Employees’ Rights to Bring Class Actions

May 22, 2018


By Frank A. Chernak and Miriam H. Straus

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court held that arbitration agreements between employees and employers waiving employees’ rights to…

Pennsylvania Superior Court Looks to Electronic Media Precedent to Adopt a Standard for Authenticating Social Media Posts

March 28, 2018


By Michael C. Witsch and Robert H. Bender, Jr.

On March 15, 2018, as a matter of first impression, a unanimous panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania looked…

New York City Human Rights Law Amended to Mandate “Cooperative Dialogue” with Employees Seeking an Accommodation

February 13, 2018


By Renee Nunley Smith

On January 19, 2018, New York enacted an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) mandating that…