Eccleston and Wolf Attorneys Gregg Viola and Mark Johnson Secure Defense Verdict in Employment Matter

August 8, 2023

For companies facing employment claims, having a reliable and experienced defense team is crucial. In a recent three-day trial, Eccleston & Wolf attorneys Gregg Viola and Mark Johnson secured a successful defense verdict for a locally owned company in a case involving a wage dispute.    The lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court for Anne…

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EEOC Workplace Discrimination Poster Update

October 20, 2022

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its workplace discrimination poster. A new version, uploaded to the EEOC website on Oct. 19, 2022, must now be posted. Under federal law, employers are required to post a notice describing the federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal…

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Charging Party Who Did Not Timely Open Link in EEOC Email Loses Her Chance to Sue

July 5, 2022

On May 24, 2022, in Paniconi v. Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health, the court granted the employer’s motion to dismiss the complaint for failure to state a claim due to the fact that the lawsuit was filed one day too late. According to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the day that a…

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EEOC Concerns in the Use of Social Media for Job Postings

June 10, 2021

Social media platforms have come to dominate all aspects of modern life and have gained increasing prominence in companies’ efforts to fill job vacancies as well as individuals’ efforts to find employment.  While that increase in the use of social media by employers has broadened the pool of potential employees, it has also led to…

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D.C. Adopts Broad Prohibition on Non-Compete Agreements

June 3, 2021

On March 16, 2021, Washington D.C. passed The Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act (“The Act”), a comprehensive ban on non-compete agreements similar to previous restrictions in California, Montana, North Dakota and Oklahoma. Here, the employment law attorneys at Eccleston and Wolf discuss the immediate effects on District employers.   Overview of the Ban on Non-Compete…

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OSHA Issues COVID-19 Guidance & Standards Inspection Documents for Employee Safety

January 6, 2021

The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released guidance and standards relating to employee safety in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. These documents outline the most commonly cited issues during inspections since the pandemic began in March of 2020, and provides insight on how employers should be protecting…

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EEOC Enforcement and Litigation Data for Fiscal Year 2019 Shows Downward Trend in Amount of Workplace Harassment Charges

March 19, 2020

In late January 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released breakdowns of the total amount of workplace discrimination charges the agency received in the 2019 fiscal year. Here, the attorneys at Eccleston & Wolf provide an overview of the comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics provided by the EEOC as well as significant trends…

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The United States Supreme Court, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, upholds employer/employee right to contract and agree to individualized arbitration in employment agreements.

February 14, 2019

Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis In Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018), the United States Supreme Court addressed the issue of whether an agreement requiring an employer and an employee to resolve disputes through individualized arbitration (i.e. waiving class and collective proceedings) is enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and…

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Fourth Circuit Clarifies Standard of Proof for Employment Claims Under the ADA

August 18, 2017

Gentry v. East West Partners Club Management Co. Inc., 816 F.3d 228 (4th Cir. 2016) On March 4, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued its opinion in Gentry v. East West Partners Club Management Co. Inc., 816 F.3d 228 (2016). In Gentry, the Fourth Circuit rejected the argument that…

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