About: Laura E. Benson

Laura E. Benson is an Associate in the Litigation Group. Drawing from her diverse background in insurance defense, Ms. Benson assists clients in a wide range of industries to reach their business and legal objectives. Her specialties include: Litigation, Professional Liability, Financial Institution Litigation, White Collar and Government Enforcement, Employment Law and Oil & Gas.

Recent Posts by Laura E. Benson

Tips for preparing Pennsylvania employers for Medical Marijuana Act implementation

On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act (the Act), making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize a comprehensive medical marijuana program. Although the Act went into effect on May 17, 2016, the Department of Health has until November 17, 2016 to begin publishing...
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Existing Sex Discrimination Guidelines are about to get a makeover

On January 28, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to rescind the current Sex Discrimination Guidelines, 41 C. F. R. § 60-20.1, et. seq., and replace them with provisions that would align with current law, legal interpretations and workplace environments.  The purpose of this...
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NLRB holds that a Jimmy John’s franchisee had unfair labor practices, protects employees’ free speech

On April 21, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that a franchisee of the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain committed unfair labor practices by: Discharging six employees Issuing written warnings to three employees who participated in a public campaign in which they complained about the company’s employee sick leave...
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ADA 101: Types of reasonable accommodations employers should make for four common disabilities

Since July 26, 2014 marked the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), let’s take a more in-depth look at some examples of reasonable accommodations employers should make for four common disabilities covered by this wide-ranging civil rights law. As a refresher, the ADA applies to all businesses with...
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