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Michael J. Davey
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Superior Court OKs Denial of Attorneys' Fees to Victorious Plaintiff
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently approved a trial court's denial of attorneys' fees to a plaintiff who had won a jury verdict under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PaHRA) against her former employer. Despite having proved to the jury's satisfa...

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SEPTA Not Subject to Philadelphia's Anti-Discrimination Laws
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held this week that Philadelphia's Fair Practices Ordinance (FPO)—which provides broader protections against employment discrimination than Pennsylvania state law—has no application to SEPTA's actions as an employer within the...

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PA Court Decision Assists Employees in Litigating Wage Claims
The Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law (WPCL) requires employers in Pennsylvania to pay wages to employees at regularly defined intervals. An employer's failure to pay employees wages or benefits on time can result in significant monetary damages....

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New Overtime Rule for Salaried Employees Announced
This morning, President Obama and the Department of Labor (DOL) announced publication of a final rule that will change the minimum monetary threshold required for employers to categorize employees as "salaried" under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FL...

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Did you know that a "temp" can also be an "employee?"
For all you employers out there who regularly rely on "temp" agencies to supply individuals to fill gaps your day-to-day operations and cover for exigencies that arise, a recent decision from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals should give you pause and (per...

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When Non-Competes are Non-Specific, Bad Things Happen
There are not many things in business  as bad as a  former employee setting himself or herself up in direct competition with his or her former employer. It's worse, however, when the former employee is permitted to do so in the face of a non-compete agreeme...

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Tip of the Day: If You Are a Teacher, Don't Go Online and Call Your Student a "Lazy A**hole."
Sounds like self-evident advice, no? Well, to Natalie Munroe, it wasn't.  Munroe was an English teacher at Central Bucks School District who, in 2009, began writing her own personal blog, which was intended to be maintained primarily for her friends, not th...

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Federal Contractors Required to Provide Paid Sick Leave Starting in 2017
This past Monday, President Obama signed an Executive Order  that, beginning January 1, 2017, mandates all federal contractors and subcontractors to provide up to 30 hours of paid sick leave for their employees. Workers for contractors subject to this Execu...

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Federal Judge Allows Uber Drivers to Sue as a Class
Yesterday, Judge Edward Chen of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California partially certified a class of potentially thousands of Uber Drivers in a wage and hour suit where four plaintiffs—all current or former drivers for Uber—claimed...

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