FEDERAL JURY IN PHILADELPHIA AWARDS $6 MILLION TO PHARMACEUTICAL EMPLOYEE FOR CLAIMS OF AGE DISCRIMINATION AND RETALIATION
LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA JURY AWARDS $3 MILLION AGAINST PITTSBURGH COMPANY TO FEMALE EMPLOYEE FOR SEX DISCRIMINATION
These are some of the headlines that keep business owners and HR managers up at night. If you are sitting in a courtroom waiting for a verdict with fingers crossed, something has gone very wrong. Now, more than ever, business owners, managers, supervisors and human resource professionals must steer through the minefield of Federal, State and Local laws and regulations governing the employer/employee relationship. Let the employment law group at HRMM&L help you maintain compliance with the many employment laws and regulations with which employers must abide.
Whether it be the hiring or firing process, wage and hour or employee classification issues, claims of harassment or discrimination in the workplace, or the simple drafting of an employee handbook, there are many opportunities for an unwary employer to find itself in trouble. The employment lawyers at HRMM&L, led by Ethan O’Shea, past chair of the Montgomery Bar Association’s Employment Law Committee, are here to assist you to navigate these issues and avoid potentially costly litigation. Most recently, HRMM&L has been at the forefront helping Pennsylvania businesses address the constantly changing landscape thrust upon us by COVID-19 and the many laws, regulations and orders enacted as a result of the virus.
HRMM&L’s employment law group routinely works with employers on the following matters:
- Employee hiring, discipline and termination
- Workplace harassment training and workplace investigations
- Employee handbooks
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Americans With Disabilities Act
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- National Labor Relations Act
- Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
- Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act
- Employee classification
- Non-competition agreements and restrictive covenants
- Unemployment compensation
- Representation before the EEOC and PHRC
- Employment litigation in state and federal courts
The employment lawyers at HRMM&L regularly advise their clients with regard to the above matters to help clients grow their business and avoid litigation whenever possible. However, when going to court cannot be avoided, our employment litigation team is well prepared to represent our clients at every level, whether before federal or state agencies, or in the federal and state courts.