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$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

Terminating an Employee on FMLA

The Family and Medical Leave Act provides 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees who work for a company that employs 50 or more people. The Act also provides certain protections for eligible employees who avail themselves of the leave. What h… Read More
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Categories: Employment Disputes

What's an employer's obligation dealing with sexual harassment?

If you are planning to open a one-person business in Pittsburgh, you might not need to worry too much about the problem of sexual harassment in the workplace. If you have a team of people around you, however, that’s another story. Business plan… Read More
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2018 marks sales tax changes in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Legislature modified its state sales and use tax laws for 2018. Some of the changes are already in effect and others will be rolling out in the coming months. House Bill 542 was passed on October 30, 2017 after several amendments. Th… Read More
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Justified employee policies to enjoy greater weight, says NLRB

We continue now with our series of deeper dives into a wave of recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board. As we noted in one recent post, the NLRB reversed a number of rules, specifically targeted were policies that employer advocates fe… Read More
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Categories: Employment Disputes

One positive effect of reversed 'joint employer' standard

In one of our latest posts, we reported on three recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board that analysts describe as notably pro-business. In broad terms, the board was able to leverage a brief 3-2 Republican majority to reverse several… Read More
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Categories: Employment Law

NLRB closes out year with major pro-business changes

In the waning days of 2017, the National Labor Relations Board delivered some notable pro-business decisions. Earlier this month, the panel reversed three Obama-era rules on labor over which business owners had bridled. These included: A retrenchment… Read More
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Categories: Employment Law

Importance of local counsel for non-Pittsburgh litigants

The legal profession is notable for having a language all its own. Actually, it’s not so much that it has its own language as that it continues to rely on a language (Latin) that is not in widespread use. There’s even a little irony in th… 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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