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Employers Beware: Duty of Care Recognized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court

January 15th, 2019

In a recent decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that an employer has an affirmative duty to protect employees’ personal and financial information that is stored electronically. 

EEOC Rescinds Wellness Regulations Without Replacement

January 7th, 2019

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) started off the New Year by rescinding its employer wellness regulations.  What does this mean for you, as an employer? 

Top Expansions and Changes to Employment Law to Watch For in 2019

January 3rd, 2019

Looking ahead to 2019, business leaders may manage risk by being advised of the following expansions of and changes to employment law. 

PA Supreme Court Determines that Mother’s Prenatal Drug Use Does Not Constitute Child Abuse

January 2nd, 2019

The decision, issued in  In the Interest of L.J.B. holds that a woman who engages in drug use while pregnant will not be labeled as a perpetrator of child abuse.  The decision notes the significant negative ramifications such a label would have on parent and child.

Guidance from the Courts on Medical Marijuana Hits a Little Closer to Home

January 2nd, 2019

Following the growing trend of cases nationwide, the court found that Delaware’s Medical Marijuana Act, which is similar to Pennsylvania’s, creates a private cause of action for an employee who believes that they were terminated due to their use of medical marijuana. 

Overstepping Authority? Controversial Policy on Arming School Personnel Faces Legal Challenges

December 27th, 2018

Tamaqua Area School Board Policy allowing the arming of school personnel and the use of deadly force faces serious legal challenges in lawsuit brought by teacher’s union.

Federal School Safety Commission Issues Recommendations

December 18th, 2018

The Federal School Safety Commission, created earlier this year following the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, issued a 180 page report this week with recommendations in three areas to address school violence: prevention; protection and mitigation; and response and recovery.

Home Is Where The Heart Is For The Holidays

December 14th, 2018

This holiday season, we at KingSpry offer our sincere greetings to all families, however they may be formed, because home is where the HEART is.

Commonwealth Court Steadfastly Refuses to Exempt Bus Videos Depicting Students from Disclosure Under the Right to Know Law

December 12th, 2018

On December 10, 2018, the Commonwealth Court issued a second opinion requiring the disclosure of bus videos as public records, ignoring concerns of privacy or safety.

Changes Proposed to Title IX Regulations: Make Your Voice Heard

December 4th, 2018

As predicted, the Department of Education recently released its proposed regulations for Title IX. Under federal law, the public must be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations before any regulation is formally adopted and implemented.