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Treading a Thin Line: Navigating Racial Justice and Partisan Politics in the Workplace

An image shared during a recent diversity training at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Topeka, Kansas has gone viral, causing the tire giant to clarify its stance on permissible speech in the workplace and making private employers nationwide examine… Read More
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Categories: Employment Law

Ninth Circuit Court Confirms Ruling that Salary History Cannot Justify Wage Disparities Between Men and Women

On February 27, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a female employee’s prior pay history is not a defense to an Equal Pay Act (EPA) claim that a female was paid less than a male for the same work... Read More
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Categories: Employment Law

Independent Contractor or Employee in Pennsylvania? The Importance of Appropriate Legal Documentation

With Spring upon us, businesses look forward to showcasing their products at the highly anticipated Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show. This annual show features over 1500 vendors selling everything from air conditioning to yard sheds... Read More
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Categories: Legal

Pennsylvania Employers, This is 2020

Each new year brings new laws that apply to the workplace. Here’s the story about those laws that will touch the lives of Pennsylvania employers and employees alike... Read More
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Categories: Employment Law

New Thresholds for Overtime Pay Take Effect January 1, 2020

More than 1.3 million American workers who make less than $35,568 annually will be eligible for overtime pay under a final rule issued today, September 24, 2019, by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) which enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)… Read More
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Categories: Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Title VII Cases Concerning LGBTQ Employees

The U. S. Supreme Court will hear job discrimination cases that could for the first time resolve whether lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBTQ”) employees can be fired based on their sexual orientation. While some federal courts, includi… Read More
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Categories: Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Decision Prohibiting Employers from Paying Women Less Than Men Based on Their Salary History

A Ninth Circuit Court decision from April 2018 prohibiting employers from paying women less than men based on their salary history has been overturned on a technicality by the U. S. Supreme Court... Read More
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Categories: Employment Law

$7.9 M lawsuit award worth employers' attention

There’s a common saying that, in business, if you’re not growing, you’re dying. Some dispute the truth of the saying. Other’s stand as hard and fast believers. Wherever you happen to fall, there is one thing that most everyone… Read More
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Categories: Employment Disputes

Medical marijuana: Employer rights and obligations on testing

A recent news headline might have caught your eye. It reads, “More businesses are mellowing out over hiring pot smokers.” The thrust of the item by The Associated Press is that employers across the country, desperate to fill jobs, are beg… Read More
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What can get an EPLI policy claim denied?

The spotlight is on claims of sexual harassment in the workplace these days. Many point to the allegations by women against film producer Harvey Weinstein as the snowball that grew into the so-called #MeToo movement. A sidebar is that business owners… Read More
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Categories: Employment Disputes

Kim Kisner, ESQ

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Kim Kisner is a Partner with Leech Tishman, and a member of the firm’s Employment, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups. Based in Leech Tishman’s Pittsburgh office, Kim focuses her practice primarily on assis…

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