Category Archives: Employment Law


RECENT LEGISLATION PROVIDES CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FOR THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE

On March 18, 2020, the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 (Families First Act) [Pub. L. No. 116-127] was signed into law. The measure is the second in a series of recent legislative attempts to ameliorate the adverse health and economic effects of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the United States. The Act … Continue reading RECENT LEGISLATION PROVIDES CORONAVIRUS RELIEF FOR THE AMERICAN WORKFORCE

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Disability Discrimination in Employment: Health Care Employer Could Condition Employment on Health Screening and Vaccination

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) prohibits covered employers from discriminating against qualified individuals on the basis of disability in regard to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement, or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, and other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. 42 U.S.C. ยง 12112(a). This prohibition against discrimination can apply to … Continue reading Disability Discrimination in Employment: Health Care Employer Could Condition Employment on Health Screening and Vaccination

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Employment: Arbitration – ‘Gateway Issues’

When an arbitration agreement is in effect, who decides whether an employment dispute, or any dispute for that matter, is arbitrable? The Supreme Court recently released a pair of decisions that address this issue under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA), Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc.,_ S. Ct._, 202 L. Ed. 2d … Continue reading Employment: Arbitration – ‘Gateway Issues’

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Employment: Age Discrimination – Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Unfair Competition

An employer may proceed with its unfair competition suit asserting contract and tort claims against a former employee and the employee’s current employer, a federal district court sitting in Pennsylvania has held. The employer adequately stated claims of common law breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition against the employee, and of aiding and abetting … Continue reading Employment: Age Discrimination – Breach of Fiduciary Duty and Unfair Competition

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