Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (“Act”), 35 P.S. § 10231.101, et seq., which makes the use, possession, and distribution of medical marijuana lawful in the Commonwealth, went into effect on May 17, 2016.
Are transgender Pennsylvanians protected from employment discrimination?
On December 1, 2016, the new salary requirements for exemptions pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. §213(a)(1), which exempts bona fide executives, administrative personnel, professionals and outside sales employees from the minimum wage, overtime and record keeping provisions of the Act become effective.
On August 2, 2016, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted a Petition for Allowance of Appeal in order to decide whether Pennsylvania’s Personnel Files Act (“Act”) permits a former employee to review his or her personnel file.
A school police officer who exercises law enforcement powers cannot possess a private detective license, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in In re Clader.
Civil Service Applicant’s Attendance at West Point Constituted “Active Duty” Service for Veteran’s Preference
An applicant for civil service employment who attended but did not graduate from a military academy still qualified for a veteran’s preference, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court held in Blake v. State Civil Service Commission.
An agreement containing a non-compete covenant executed during employment can be challenged for lack of consideration even though the parties intended to be legally bound pursuant to the Uniform Written Obligations Act (UWOA), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc.
An attorney suspended from the practice of law could serve as the claimant’s representative at an unemployment referee’s hearing, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court decided in Powell v. Unemployment Compensation Bd. of Review
A former employee of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission may proceed with his complaint alleging violations of the Whistleblower Law, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in Bailets v. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Anyone who has followed the National Labor Relations Board (the "Board") recently has probably noticed a strong trend.