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Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Employees Held to be Bound by Online Non-Compete Agreement - At one time or another, nearly everyone has had to accept a “terms and conditions agreement” online by clicking a box. This is known as a “clickwrap” agreement; without clicking the box to consent, the transaction cannot proceed whether it is a software update for a phone, or a purchase online. The payroll solutions company, [ ] The post Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Employees Held to be Bound by Online Non-Compete Agreement appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.

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Philadelphia Business Lawyers: Court Rules on Copyright - Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a watershed decision in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands, holding that the decorative features on cheerleading uniforms are protected by federal copyright law. The issue before the court was what was the appropriate test to determine whether a feature of a useful article, such as an article of clothing, [ ] The post Philadelphia Business Lawyers: Court Rules on Copyright appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.

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Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Janitor Wins Age Discrimination Case - A janitor in Massachusetts has won his age discrimination case against his former employer, Massasoit Industrial Corporation. The 74-year-old man was fired before learning his job had been replaced by a 68-year-old woman. The case had previously been decided in favor of the plaintiff by the Massachusetts Commission on Discrimination in 2007. Massasoit later appealed [ ] The post Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Janitor Wins Age Discrimination Case appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.

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Philadelphia Whistleblower Lawyers: False Claims Act Violation - A former employee of MedStar Health Inc. has filed a whistleblower lawsuit against her employer under the False Claims Act. Court documents allege the company engaged in fraudulent activity together with a vendor, Accretive Health Inc., to boost Medicare inpatient claims at hospitals. Claims of Medicare Fraud Medicare pays more to hospitals for patients who [ ] The post Philadelphia Whistleblower Lawyers: False Claims Act Violation appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.

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Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Oxford Comma Overtime Dispute - A group of truck drivers recently filed a class action lawsuit alleging that they were not paid overtime as required by state law. The trucking company countered that they were exempt from coverage under the law. The entire case hinged on the controversial use (or lack thereof) of the Oxford comma. The United States Court [ ] The post Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Oxford Comma Overtime Dispute appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.

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Philadelphia Whistleblower Lawyers: Whistleblower in California Receives Substantial Award - A whistleblower at a California based life science company has been awarded nearly $8 million by the jurors hearing his case. The claimant served as general counsel at Bio-Rad when he discovered possible bribery being committed in China by senior management of the company. He duly reported the potential violations of the Federal Corrupt Practices [ ] The post Philadelphia Whistleblower Lawyers: Whistleblower in California Receives Substantial Award appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.

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Philadelphia Wage Dispute Lawyers: Future of the Overtime Rule - Last year, the Department of Labor issued a new ruling for overtime pay extending the maximum salary threshold a worker can earn and still be eligible for overtime to $47,500.  The new rule, which was set to take effect on December 1, 2016, would enable approximately 4 million more workers to become eligible for overtime [ ] The post Philadelphia Wage Dispute Lawyers: Future of the Overtime Rule appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.

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Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Philadelphia Passes Wage Equity Bill - In an effort to close the wage gap between men and women, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney recently signed a bill preventing employers from asking applicants about their salary history. The Wage Equity Bill makes Philadelphia the first major American city to ban employers from asking candidates what they were paid at previous jobs. Companies in [ ] The post Philadelphia Employment Lawyers: Philadelphia Passes Wage Equity Bill appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.

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Philadelphia FINRA Lawyers: UBS Seeks to Overturn FINRA Ruling - Swiss financial wirehouse UBS is seeking to vacate a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) ruling and $18.5 million award on the basis that two out of three arbitrators on the case were not impartial. UBS claims that one of the clients involved in the case went against their financial recommendations, a decision leading to substantial [ ] The post Philadelphia FINRA Lawyers: UBS Seeks to Overturn FINRA Ruling appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.

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Philadelphia Wage Dispute Lawyers: Third Circuit Rules That Overtime Class Action Cannot Proceed In Arbitration - Recently, the Third Circuit weighed in on the issue of whether it is up to courts or arbitrators to decide if a class action lawsuit should be adjudicated in court, or in an arbitral forum. This case also dealt with the issue of whether an employment agreement that is silent on the issue of class [ ] The post Philadelphia Wage Dispute Lawyers: Third Circuit Rules That Overtime Class Action Cannot Proceed In Arbitration appeared first on Sidkoff, Pincus & Green P.C.
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