Gregory Hanscom

Gregory Hanscom

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Rising Wages – The Expansion of Philadelphia’s Prevailing Wage Ordinance

On Thursday, October 27th Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law legislation that expands the scope of the city’s prevailing wage ordinance to encompass service employees at universities, hospitals and other businesses...more

11/4/2016 - DOL Educational Institutions Federal Funding Hospitals Local Ordinance Prevailing Party Wage and Hour

Wage Wars – Philadelphia’s Wage Theft Ordinance Goes Into Effect

On July 1, 2016, the City of Philadelphia’s new Wage Theft Ordinance went into effect. In substance, the Ordinance provides employees who fall within the scope of the Ordinance another means for seeking to recover unpaid...more

8/17/2016 - Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Local Ordinance Wage Theft Prevention Act

States & Municipalities – The Engines That Are Driving Legislative Activity

While many are mesmerized by the presidential primaries and remain frustrated by gridlock in Congress, states and municipalities are aggressively tackling social and economic issues that impact employers. The states of...more

4/18/2016 - Gender Discrimination Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage Municipalities Sexual Orientation Discrimination

The DOL Remains Unpersuaded - New "Persuader" Rule is Coming Soon

The anxiety of employers and labor attorneys only worsened this week when the Department of Labor took another step towards finalizing and publishing the much anticipated changes to the so-called “persuader” rule. On Monday,...more

12/10/2015 - Disclosure Requirements DOL LMRDA Persuader Rules Reporting Requirements Unions

You’re Not the Boss of Me – The NLRB May Disagree

With a few key strokes, the NLRB yesterday, in a 3-2 decision down party lines, wiped away years of precedent and re-wrote, or, in its words “refined,” the definition of a joint employer. In a ruling that will, if upheld...more

8/28/2015 - Browning-Ferris Industries of California Inc. CBAs Collective Bargaining Franchises Joint Employers Legislative Agendas NLRA NLRB Staffing Agencies Unions

The Evolving Definition of Joint Employers

The National Labor Relations Board and various union-backed organizations are ratcheting up efforts aimed at changing the landscape of who qualifies as a joint employer. Right now, these aggressive efforts are most pronounced...more

6/3/2015 - Employer Liability Issues Fast-Food Industry Franchisee Franchises Franchisors Joint Employers NLRB Restaurant Industry Retailers SEIU Unions

When Coaches Can't Compete -- Non-Competes in Sports

In the lucrative world of big time college football, universities continually try to gain an edge over the competition by, among other things, luring top notch coaches with generous multi-million dollar contracts. One such...more

9/30/2013 - Athletes Coaches Non-Compete Agreements Sports

A Costly Change: Violation Of a Non-Solicitation Clause Results In a Multi-Million Dollar Award

A recent ruling entered in Pennsylvania state court is a stark reminder to employers and employees about the dangers associated with violating post-employment restrictive covenants such as non-compete and non-solicitation...more

7/16/2013 - Fee Awards Material Violation Non-Compete Agreements Non-Solicitation Agreements Restrictive Covenants

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