Employment Law Alert: Recently Terminated Employees No Longer Entitled to Review Personnel Files

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire Under the Pennsylvania Inspection of Employment Records Law (the “Act”), an employer must permit an employee or the employee’s agent to inspect the employee’s own personnel files.  The Act defines “employee” as a person who is currently employed, laid off with reemployment rights, or on a leave of absence. Because […]

You Have No Right! Termination of Parental Rights in PA

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire When parental rights are terminated for a child, it is as though the child were never born to that parent. There are two types of termination of parental rights: voluntary and involuntary.

The Law Firm of DiOrio & Sereni, LLP Successfully Ensures Taxpayers Do Not Pay More Than Their Fair Share

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire Our taxpayers unjustly pay more than their fair share of the cost of government when other property owners “game” the system and pay less than their fair share in real estate taxes.  In Pennsylvania, our law provides for the “principle that a taxpayer should pay no more or no less […]

“Til Death Do Us Part” Just Got Shorter: Pennsylvania Divorce Code’s New One-Year Separation Period

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By:    Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com When first enacted in 1980, Pennsylvania’s Divorce Code required a three-year separation period before a divorce could be obtained on no-fault grounds without consent. In 1988, the law was amended to reduce the waiting period to two years. Legislation to further reduce the waiting period, known as House […]

Pathway to Equality: Court Concludes Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula April 6, 2017 On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first federal appeals court to hold that a person who alleges that she experienced employment discrimination on the basis of her sexual orientation has stated a claim of sex discrimination under Title VII. […]

Greater Exposure to Exposure: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Holds Local Government Agency Can Be Held Liable for Asbestos Exposure

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In matter of first impression, the Commonwealth Court recently held that a local government agency – which includes school districts – can be liable to an employee for workplace exposure to asbestos dust if the condition causing exposure falls within one of the exceptions to governmental immunity. The case is Geier […]

Protecting Our Elders? Or Protecting Big Medicine? Federal Court Blocks Agency Rule Banning Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements in Nursing Homes

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”)-a federal agency that controls Medicare and Medicaid funding-announced comprehensive revisions to the federal nursing home regulations, including a ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements. The new rule banning pre-dispute arbitration agreements-along with most of the new rules-was scheduled to take […]

Public Education: It’s A Constitutional Right!

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Our partner Robert M. DiOrio, Esquire has successfully defeated an improper attempt by a Chester County school district to exclude a student for alleged non-residency.   This victory for the student and his family highlights that public education is not only a valuable but a constitutionally-protected right as well. The school district had […]

FREEZE FRAME:Photographing Police Activity May Not Be Protected Under the First Amendment, According to Pennsylvania Federal Law

By Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmilula@dioriosereni.com A federal court in Philadelphia recently held that a private citizen does not have a First Amendment right to photograph or film police officers-even in a public place while the officers perform their police duties-unless the person has or is making a criticism or challenge to police conduct. Fields […]

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