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Nov 30, 2017

Lehigh Valley Weighs in on Sexual Harassment Reports

As more and more high-profile sexual harassment scandals come into the light, it is imperative that employers have effective harassment policies and train employees on what harassment is and how to handle complaints.  Chair of the Norris McLaughlin & Marcus Pennsylvania office Labor and Employment Group George C. Hlavac was interviewed by WFMZ-TV 69 News in “Lehigh Valley weighs in on sexual harassment reports.”

If you have questions about this article, need training in your workplace, or have other employment-related issues, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Labor and Employment Department: George HlavacSteve HoffmanJeff StewartEd Easterly, or John BuckleyRead More

Oct 04, 2017

Pennsylvania Tree Removal Company Fined $95 Million for Hiring Undocumented Immigrants

A Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, tree removal company was fined $95 million after pleading guilty before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania to violating several federal immigration laws due to the company’s practice of hiring and rehiring undocumented immigrants.  Federal prosecutors described the fine as the largest ever for an immigration-related case.

As part of its plea, the company admitted to employing undocumented immigrants whom company management knew were ineligible to work in the United States.  » Read More

Aug 15, 2017

Ninth Circuit: Employer’s Good Faith Reliance on HR Director is Not a Defense for Any I-9 Form Compliance Violations – Civil Penalty in the Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

On August 7, 2017, the Ninth Circuit affirmed a several hundred thousand dollar penalty against a Phoenix, Arizona employer for violating several provisions of the United States Code related to an employer’s statutory requirement when hiring any and all employees: the Form I-9.

In DLS Precision FAB LLC v. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, a custom sheet metal fabrication company— DLS Precision Fab LLC (“DLS”)—experienced great growth due to its contracts with the United States Department of Defense. » Read More

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