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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why are employers investigated by the WHD?

As an employer, you may have all sorts of concerns which arise on a daily basis. For example, you could be worried about company growth or may be having difficulty finding the right employees. However, you may be especially stressed out if you are in… Read More
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How to handle a breach of contract

Contracts are a vital part of any business negotiation, but what happens when your employee does not honor the terms set within? If you feel that you have had a contract breached in Pennsylvania, you may not know what steps to take next. We at Kisner… Read More
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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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