Asian-American Discrimination

Asian-American Discrimination is on the Rise

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on all of us. Asian-Americans in particular have faced an increase in discrimination, according to an article published by the Pew Research Center.  When surveyed, 31% of Asian-Americans say they have been subject to racial slurs or jokes since the coronavirus outbreak. Further, 58% of Asian-Americans say its more…
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No Holiday Parties

No Holiday Parties, No Sexual Harassment, Not So Fast

Tis’ the season for employment lawyers to issue warnings about inappropriate behavior at company holiday parties. However, with the pandemic raging, I will assume that companies will not be having their usual year-end celebrations. Does this mean no holiday parties mean no sexual harassment? Since there will not be in-person festivities with plenty of alcohol,…
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COVID-19 and Remote Working

COVID-19 and Remote Working

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Dave Koller was recently quoted in NJBiz. The article, Will remote-work requirements spark lawsuits?, addresses legal issues for employers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Koller discusses the need for employers to provide reasonable accommodations for those working from home and issues for returning employees with underlying health issues. Please call our office if you have any…
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Protecting Returning Employees

Philadelphia Takes the Lead Protecting Returning Employees

Philadelphia takes the lead protecting returning employees, and hopefully starts a trend. On Thursday, June 25, Philadelphia’s City Council unanimously approved Bill No. 200328. This Bill will make it illegal for employers to retaliate against workers who complain about unsafe work conditions due to the coronavirus. Mayor Kenney has expressed support for the Bill. Therefore,…
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