Category Archives: Labor & Employment Law

Family Medical Leave Act

Article written based on Pennsylvania and Federal Law In 1993 Congress passed and the President signed into law the Family and Medical Leave Act. The purpose of this law is to balance the needs of the workplace with the needs of families. It allows employees to take reasonable leave for medical reasons, for the birth or adoption of… Read More »

Sexual Harassment Information

One of the most publicized types of employment discrimination in the news today is sexual harassment. There are two types of sexual harassment: Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Working Environment. Quid Pro Quo Quid Pro Quo occurs when a person is subjected to sexual advances and their refusal of those sexual advances results in negative consequences for them.… Read More »

Are Non Compete Agreements Enforceable?

Despite what most high-tech employers think, California courts are extremely reluctant to enforce a non-compete agreement that an employee signs as a condition of his/her employment. California Business and Professions Code Section 16600 provides that subject to certain limited exceptions “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade or business of any… Read More »

Firing Employees

By | May 21, 2002

Based on New Jersey Law One of the biggest challenges manufacturers face is dealing with employees who are dishonest, non-team players or poor performers. At some point, after unsuccessfully training, coaching and trying to change the employee’s behavior, the relationship between the staff member and the company must cease. This process is difficult for managers for several reasons;… Read More »