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Pennsylvania Highest Court Has Spoken: Former Employees Are Not Entitled to Inspect Their Personnel Files
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • July 3 2017

Since January 6, 2016, almost 18 months ago, in accordance with a decision by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, employers in the state of


New Philadelphia Regulations Permit Closing Businesses That Discriminate
  • Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • June 28 2017

Philadelphia’s Fair Practices Ordinance already prohibits discrimination in public accommodation, employment, and housing because of age, ancestry


New Legislation Allows Philadelphia to Shut Down Local Businesses Who Violate Its Anti-Discrimination Laws
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • June 27 2017

The City of Philadelphia will now have the authority to shut down a business within the city for an undefined “period of time” if the business


Federal Judge Rules that Transgender Employee's ADA Claim May Proceed
  • Ford & Harrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

On May 18, 2017, in the first decision of its kind, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that transgender people are not categorically barred


City of Philadelphia Sues National Bank for Discriminatory Lending Practices
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

On May 15, the City of Philadelphia filed a lawsuit against a national bank (Bank) alleging that it violated the Fair Housing Act by engaging in


Workplace Discrimination and Gun Rights: The Confluence of Two Hot Button Issues in Pennsylvania
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • March 10 2017

On January 23, 2017, a noteworthy and interesting bill was introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. House Bill 38, which was introduced and


Wage Wars - Philadelphia’s Wage Theft Ordinance Goes Into Effect
  • Fisher Phillips
  • USA
  • August 17 2016

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


Philadelphia Restricts Employers’ Use of Credit History for Employment Purposes
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

Effective July 7, 2016, employers in Philadelphia are prohibited from procuring or using an applicant’s or employee’s credit history for employment


Philadelphia Ordinance Restricting Credit Checks on Job Applicants, Employees Effective July 7
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • July 5 2016

Effective July 7, 2016, a new City of Philadelphia ordinance will restrict the use of credit checks and credit-related information. With certain


Navigating Pennsylvania's New Medical Marijuana Act: What Employers Need to Know
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2016

On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act ("the Act") into law. The Act, which takes effect on May 17, 2016