As a result of Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 stay-at-home order, many businesses are having employees telecommute – some for the first time. But others have had to terminate or furlough all or some of their workforce, whether employees wear white or blue collars. As efforts intensify to flatten and squash the curve of COVID-19, businesses and non-profits […]
On April 14, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed a “COVID-19 Emergency Mitigation Plan for Businesses.” It requires Gov.Tom Wolf to publish guidelines on how businesses can operate while reducing the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Businesses that comply would be allowed to reopen. It’s not certain that Gov. Wolf will sign the law […]
Employees who are prescribed medical marijuana and are terminated by employers for using it in the workplace just received a serious level of protection. A Lackawanna County court said an employee’s suit against her former employer may proceed. Pamela Palmiter worked as a medical assistant for Commonwealth Health Inc. In 2018, she became a certified […]
Social media is undoubtedly one of the great communication tools of our time. But using sites like Facebook and Instagram doesn’t come without repercussions. There are limits to freedom of speech, particularly in the employment setting; when speech exceeds those limits, employers have to deal with the consequences. Because of the sensitive and public nature […]
As a Norristown Employment Law attorney, I spend a lot of time counseling my clients on how they can best structure their policies and procedures around both federal and local laws. At Sherr Law Group, our clients are contending with the growing realization that almost any business decision they make can be challenged through a dizzying array of federal and state statutes or administrative proceedings.