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Public employees' home addresses protected despite Right To Know Law

HARRISBURG – For several years, the privacy of public school employees had been in jeopardy while the Pennsylvania State Education Association fought in court for the principle that individuals have a right to privacy pertaining to their home addresses per the Pennsylvania Constitution.

Pittsburgh news anchor, fired over Facebook post, has good case, attorney says

PITTSBURGH - The lawsuit of a Pittsburgh news anchor fired over a Facebook post perceived as racist by some is an example of why employers need concrete social media policies in place, a Connecticut attorney says.

Non-solicitation agreements receive support from Pennsylvania Superior Court

The Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed a lower court’s ruling that upheld the legality of non-solicitation agreements employees often sign when they begin a new job.

Judges appear to gain autonomy in weighing medical claims in workers' compensation cases

A leading labor and employment attorney advises employers to pay closer attention to work-related injuries and be sure to request that impairment rating evaluation physicians appointed by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) defer evaluations of cases to other experts with specialized expertise in each medical situation.

Third Circuit defends challenge to its authority to rule in pipeline expansion project

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently released an opinion shooting down several challenges filed against environmental permits and authorizations that were granted by environmental regulatory agencies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but the court had to defend why it was ruling on the cases in the first place.