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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

Mar 03, 2014

May a Landlord Be Held Liable for Online Harassment by Its Tenants

This question was considered by the Court of Appeals of Ohio in a recent case that is the first to broach the subject.  Of course, it should come as no surprise that, as the use of the Internet and social media continues to rise, the legal implications of these interactions increase as well.  While much of social media use is an innocent way to connect with old and new friends, individuals may also use social media to the detriment of others, by harassing or even stalking them. » Read More

Oct 12, 2012

Employment Law According to “Seinfeld”

On November 14, 2012, our Labor & Employment Group will present Employment Law According to Seinfeld.  I, along with my colleagues Jeffrey Stewart and Edward Easterly, will review the handling of all employment issues, including discrimination, harassment, employee discipline issues, and employee termination, from the point of view of Seinfeld characters. This program has been approved for 1 recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.» Read More

Aug 30, 2012

NMM Seminar – Recent Labor and Employment Law Developments

On September 19, 2012, the Labor & Employment Group of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., will host a seminar entitled Recent Labor and Employment Law Developments. This seminar will highlight recent legal decisions affecting human resource professionals and business owners including: the impact of the Health Care Reform Act, decisions regarding social media, revised EEOC guidelines, new FMLA forms, proposed regulations affecting wage and hour requirements and affirmative action requirements, and cases involving discrimination, harassment, employee privacy and medical leave. » Read More

Aug 27, 2011

Workplace Harassment: Who Said What to Whom?

Harry, the office jokester, decides that it’s a good idea to send what he deems a “Funny Friday” email to one of his female co-workers, Betty.  The problem is, however, that female co-worker did not find Harry’s email, which was derogatory towards females, very amusing.  Think Brett Favre or Isaiah Tomas not funny.  Betty complains to her supervisor, who responds by telling Betty, “That’s just Harry being Harry.» Read More

Aug 26, 2011

Was That Wrong?

While I was mindlessly flipping the channels the other night, I stumbled upon one of my favorite Seinfeld episodes.  George, as always, Costanza’ed another job, this time by having an “encounter” with a cleaning lady at the office.  When confronted with his tryst, Costanza asked:

Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell you I gotta plead ignorance on this thing because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing was frowned upon, you know, cause I’ve worked in a lot of offices and I tell you people do that all the time.» Read More


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