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Medical Marijuana Closer to Entering the Pennsylvania Workforce

The Pennsylvania Department of Health officially launched its medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry last week, allowing patients with specific medical conditions to sign up for a state-issued certification card....more

IREs Held as Unconstitutional in Workers’ Compensation Cases

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week drastically altered the landscape for workers’ compensation carriers and created future uncertainties when it struck down aspects of the Workers’ Compensation Act....more

OSHA E-Filing Rule on Hold

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Wednesday suspended a recent rule change requiring companies to electronically report their injury and illness records. The rule, which took...more

Pennsylvania Law Clarifies Use of Payroll Debit Cards

After initial confusion, employers may now legally use payroll debit cards to pay employees. While the courts have decried the practice as a violation of the state’s Wage Payment Collection Law, a new bill, signed by...more

EEOC Issues Final Rules Governing Employer Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission issued two final rules May 16, 2016 to clarify how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) apply to workplace wellness...more

Implications of the Medical Marijuana Act on Employers

On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law The Medical Marijuana Act (SB 3), legalizing medical marijuana for use by patients who suffer from qualifying conditions and who register with the state. The law goes into...more

Governor Wolf Raises Minimum Wage for State Employees and Contractors

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order raising the minimum wage for state employees to $10.15 per hour. The executive order also covers employees of government contractors and lessees, provided...more

EEOC Confirms that Sexual Orientation Discrimination is Sex Discrimination

On July 15, 2015, the EEOC issued an official decision that sexual orientation discrimination is sex discrimination under Title VII. The EEOC explained that “sexual orientation is inherently a ‘sex-based consideration,’ and...more

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