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Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 11 Jun 2014

ERISA preemption of state law regarding multiemployer health, welfare and retirement benefits

The Pennsylvania General Assembly has given us another opportunity to expand our employee benefit plan boundaries discussion. This time, the


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 16 Jan 2013

Is gas a mineral?

A case pending before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania considers a question that seemingly has been settled in that state for 130 years: Is gas a


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 17 Sep 2012

Who should regulate oil and gas operations, national, state or local government?

Laws and regulations are adopted at all levels of government.


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2012

Establishing that a pension plan creep benefit claim is preempted by ERISA took 19 years in state court don’t let this happen to you

ERISA preemption of state law is complicated, and it gets even murkier in state court.


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 22 Jul 2009

Suit against Philadelphia police highlights importance of paying attention to employee internet access

CNN.com is reporting that a group of Philadelphia policemen and women have filed a class action lawsuit in federal court against the Philiadelphia police department for race discrimination on the ground that the department allegedly permitted its white officers, including some of supervisory rank, to maintain a private website that allegedly was used as a forum for racially offensive comments.


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 5 Jun 2009

Recent court decision analyzes reach of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Last week, a United States District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued one of the few decisions thus far to analyze the reach of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP | USA | 12 Sep 2008

Union's "tagging" tactics violate employee privacy rights

Starting in 2002, in an effort to organize employees at a Cintas Corporation facility in Pennsylvania, UNITE union organizers began recording the license plate numbers of vehicles located in the Cintas parking lot.

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