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May An Employer in New Jersey Require That An Employee Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in Order to Return to Work?

The New Jersey Department of Health has mandated, and the NJ Division on Civil Rights will enforce, employers’ rights to require its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before returning to the workplace.

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Third Circuit Enforces Plaintiff’s Obligation to Prove Fitness for Duty

On March 24, 2021, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Williams v. Pinnacle Health Family Care Middletown, upheld the dismissal on summary judgment of claims for discriminatory termination where the Plaintiff failed to provide a physician’s fitness-for-duty certification following her cancer treatment.

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EEOC Releases Latest Charges Statistics

On February 26, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission released the Fiscal Year 2020 Enforcement and Litigation Data.  Surprisingly, the numbers were lower than preceding years, and 2020 marked the lowest number of charges filed in over 20 years. 

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Defines Plaintiffs’ Affirmative Duty to Timely Effectuate Service of Process

On March 25, 2021, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court delivered a landmark 4-3 decision that clarifies plaintiffs’ obligations to effectuate original service of process or risk having the case dismissed, Gussom v. Teagle, 2021 WL 1134548 (Pa. March 25, 2021) (Maj. Op. by Baer, J.) (Wecht, J., Dissenting).

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The Summer of Overtime Wages: VA Passes New Overtime Act

On March 30, 2021, Governor Northam signed into law the Virginia Overtime Wage Act, creating significantly greater liabilities for Virginia employers beginning July 1, 2021.

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Ill. Judge Says Precedent Hinders Worker’s Finger Scan Suit

An Illinois federal judge signaled Tuesday that a former maintenance company employee is likely fighting an uphill battle to advance his biometric privacy suit, considering Seventh Circuit case law suggesting his claims are preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act.

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O’Hagan Meyer Sponsoring Women Owned Law’s 2021 Virtual Symposium

We are excited to announce that O’Hagan Meyer is sponsoring Women Owned Law’s (“WOL”) March 18, 2021 Virtual Symposium, entitled: Pivoting Forward Together: Women Entrepreneurs at the Cutting Edge of Law. 

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Chancery Seems Skeptical Of UpCounsel Investor Claims

A Delaware vice chancellor said Thursday she “wasn’t very persuaded” by some arguments from an investor seeking derivative damages from the top figures of online legal services venture UpCounsel Inc., who the investor says licensed away the heart of the company without adequate disclosures before folding the business.

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Lynn “Ernest” Roberts III Selected as Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Pennsylvania for 2021

Lynn “Ernest” Roberts III has been selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Pennsylvania for 2021 by The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.

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Webinar: Hot Topics in Employment Law: The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The DuPage County Car Association is hosting Hot Topics in Employment Law: The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, a webinar presented by Chicago associate Jenee Gaskin and Yolanda Carrillo from the Illinois Department of Labor Thursday, February 18th at 12pm CST.

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