Posts Tagged ‘labor law’

What is the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act?

access_time Posted on: August 3rd, 2023

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is a federal law, which requires covered employers to provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified worker’s known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, unless the accommodation will cause the employer an undue hardship. This new statute is very similar to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which excludes pregnancy alone (absent medical complications) from the definition of disability. Like the ADA, reasonable accommodations may include modifications to the work environment or job processes. Under both acts, such modifications are not required where they cause significant difficulty or expense. Reasonable accommodations for… read more »

Attorney Christine E. Nentwig Named a CPBJ “Woman of Influence”

access_time Posted on: June 9th, 2022

CGA Law Firm Shareholder Christine E. Nentwig Named a 2022 Central Penn Business Journal Women of Influence. In May, the Central Penn Business Journal announced the names of the twenty-nine women selected from seven counties for the 2022 Women of Influence Awards. The Women of Influence award honors high-achieving women for their career accomplishments and honorees are selected based on their professional experience, community involvement, leadership and sustained commitment to mentoring.  As a Shareholder and Chair of CGA Law Firm’s Employment Law Group, Christine provides guidance and support to employers in a wide range of industries in both the private… read more »

Webinar: Labor and Employment Law Update

access_time Posted on: April 8th, 2021

YCEA Leadership LuncheonThursday, April 22nd, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. CGA Law Firm’s experienced team of employment attorneys will provide proactive business leaders at all levels with an update on key employment law developments so far in 2021, a preview of the changes that lie ahead, and tips and strategies for maintaining compliance. Topics will include:–      Summary of labor and employment developments during the first 90 days of the Biden presidency–      Discussion of the latest COVID return to work and vaccination issues–      Important state law initiatives likely to impact Pennsylvania employersFeatured speakers, Attorneys Christine Nentwig and Zach Nahass, are Co-Chairs of the Labor and Employment… read more »

COVID-19 Update: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

access_time Posted on: March 21st, 2020

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” which provides free COVID-19 testing, increases Medicaid funding, and expands food security initiatives and support for those impacted by the COVID-19 public emergency.  The law also provides paid leave and enhances access to unemployment insurance for employees. The key provisions impacting employers are summarized below.   Emergency Paid Sick Leave ActThe section of the law entitled “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act,” requires employers to provide employees with paid sick leave for absences related to COVID-19 until December 31, 2020. Covered Employers: Defined as private employers with fewer than 500 employees and government… read more »

Labor and Employment Law Seminar: Where Leadership and the Law Intersect

access_time Posted on: October 20th, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 8:30 am – 1:00 p.m. Country Club of York, 1400 Country Club Road, York, PA 17403 Please join attorneys Zachary Nahass and Christine Nentwig (Co-Chairs of Labor and Employment Law at CGA Law Firm) and Amy Lafko of Cairn Consulting. Solutions for a valuable and productive leadership seminar.This half day seminar will cover leadership techniques related to hiring, retention, and performance management that will build a culture of success and keep you compliant and out of the courtroom. The seminar will also feature a panel discussion with: Andrew Paxton , President and General Counsel, United Fiber & Data Pamela Funk , Director of Human Resources,… read more »

Who Let the Dogs … In? Accommodating Individuals with Assistance Animals in the Food Service Industry

access_time Posted on: October 15th, 2019

Article from the October 2019 Issue of the Pennsylvania Observer “So a man and a dog walk into a bar … ” What might sound to some like the start of an old­fashioned bar joke is no laughing matter for those with disabilities or the businesses required to accommodate them. Assistance animals are becoming increasingly common and may be referred to by varying terms, such as service animals, therapy animals, and emotional support animals. The extent to which assistance animals are protected legally varies depending upon the animal’s purpose, species and training. Unfortunately, navigating these legal protections can be challenging,… read more »

Zach Nahass Represents Retired Police Officer

access_time Posted on: October 14th, 2019

Attorney Zachary Nahass represented a retired police officer who had been the victim of unlawful discrimination when a plasma donation facility prevented him from donating due to his use of a service dog. Zach secured a favorable decision in federal court from the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals by persuading it that a plasma donation facility is subject to the regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Third Circuit both affirmed and reversed in part the earlier decision of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, which had granted summary judgment in favor of the… read more »