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According to the NLRB, Confidentiality and Nondisparagement Provisions in Severance Agreements May Be Unlawful

March 24th, 2023

In a recent case, the National Labor Relations Board found that confidentiality and nondisparagement provisions in severance agreements may be unlawful due to the infringement of employees’ rights.

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New Federal Law Expands the Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Workers Across the Nation

March 17th, 2023

Effective June 27, 2023, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will require all covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations for workers and applicants limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

Divided Court Leaves Prior Ruling in Place Regarding Tax Assessment Appeals Formula 

March 16th, 2023

Because the Court was divided, its decision leaves in place the Commonwealth Court’s prior ruling that a school district may continue to challenge underassessed properties if they use a sales-based formula to determine when to file tax assessment appeals, provided that the selection method does not differentiate based on property type or classification.

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The PUMP Act Provides Accommodations to Millions of Working Moms Including Teachers and Registered Nurses 

March 10th, 2023

The PUMP Act expands protections under the FLSA to provide lactation break time and space to millions of women not previously protected under The Break Time for Nursing Mothers Law, including teachers and registered nurses. 

Pennsylvania Judge Finds Funding System Unconstitutional: Signals Sea Change for Public Schools  

February 15th, 2023

On February 7, 2023, a Pennsylvania judge declared Pennsylvania’s school funding system unconstitutional. This decision comes after years of attempts to rework the system.

What You Need to Know About Excluded Drivers and Your Auto-Insurance Policy

February 13th, 2023

Permitting a specifically excluded driver to operate your vehicle predisposes you to costly legal and financial implications. Below is a look at the liabilities you may face if a specifically excluded driver operates your vehicle.

How Could the Proposed Noncompete Ban Impact You?

February 7th, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission proposed a rule that would ban the use of noncompete clauses. The Employment Law Practice Group at KingSpry is keeping abreast of these changes.

SB 84 May Create Change in Rule for Religious Garb for School Districts and Their Employees  

January 20th, 2023

Pennsylvania Senate Bill No. 84 would amend the Public School Code of 1949 to repeal the provision prohibiting public school teachers from wearing religious garb while in the performance of their duties.

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Can A School Sue a Charter School for Unpaid Extracurricular Fees? 

January 19th, 2023

Both of these decisions indicate that school districts are likely to have a difficult time collecting unpaid extracurricular fees from charter schools or charging a fee that fairly reflects the district’s added cost for the particular sport or activity.

Another New Year’s Resolution – Get Your Legal Documents in Order

January 3rd, 2023

By preparing an estate plan and organizing your personal documents now, you can ensure that you and your family members are protected in an emergency.