PA Supreme Court Strikes Down 2011 Congressional Redistricting Map as Unconstitutional
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a 5-2 decision struck down the 2011 congressional redistricting map as unconstitutional under the Pennsylvania Constitution and barring its use in the regular primary and general elections this year.
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Conservative NLRB Rushing to Roll Back Worker's Rights
As soon as the conservative Republicans constituted a majority of the members of the National Labor Relations Board, because of President Trump's appointments, this new majority rushed to reverse important prior decisions in a blatant effort to roll back worker and Union rights.
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Can a Will Require Pets to be Euthanized After the Owner Dies? Estate Law in PA
Recently, a young lawyer was contacted by a client with a question. The client was a newly graduated veterinarian who had been approached with a request to euthanize two healthy dogs. The request was pursuant to a provision in the deceased owner's will. The owner had just died and his will provided that his two (perfectly healthy) pet dogs be euthanized, cremated, and buried with him.
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Increased Exposure to Child Abuse Reporting in the Workplace
Changes to the Child Protective Services Law and a lack of direction by the legislature and those charged with enforcing the law have resulted in a large increase in the number of reports of suspected child abuse made to the Department of Human Services in the past year.
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Sexual Harassment and Assault: How Labor Unions Are Responding to Recent Allegations Against Top Hollywood Moguls
Whether on social media, on television, or in print, you have undoubtedly already heard of the allegations made in recent weeks against top Hollywood moguls such as Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner, Russell Simmons, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. (among others). From claims of hostile working environments to sexual assault, the allegations reveal a dark underbelly of the entertainment industry.
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Will Salary History Bans Eliminate the Gender Pay Gap?
On October 6, 2017, Oregon became the first state to ban public and private employers from asking prospective employees about salary history. Proponents of salary history bans contend that inquiring about wage history perpetuates the existing gap in wages between genders because prior wages would serve as the basis for setting the compensation for the current position.
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