Category Archives: Policies

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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Employers should use caution when considering unlimited vacation policies

LinkedIn recently announced that it is implementing an “unlimited vacation” policy, causing a flurry of media attention and leaving many employees in the U.S. daydreaming about long days on the beach away from work. In light of the high technology world we live in today, other companies, such as the...
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Poorly written social media policies can lead to NLRA violations

For better or worse, social media gives every person a powerful way to express his or her thoughts.  Employers have been finding out recently how these expressions can sometimes make things worse for their companies, when employees use social media forums, such as Facebook or Twitter, to criticize their co-workers,...
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Objective performance evaluations and progressive discipline help minimize exposure

The soaring number of charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and employment-related litigation claims initiated over the past ten years has made many employers leery when disciplining or terminating employees.  To mitigate this concern and any potential exposure when disciplining or terminating an employee, especially one who falls within...
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