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Susan K. Lessack (Editor)

Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pennsylvania Employment Law

LessackS@PepperLaw.com
(610) 640-7806

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Susan K. Lessack is a partner in the Berwyn and Philadelphia offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP. She concentrates her practice in employment counseling and employment litigation. Ms. Lessack’s experience includes counseling employers on matters related to compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws, counseling regarding employee discipline and terminations, conducting investigations of employee conduct, including harassment, training employers on their obligations under employment laws and litigation avoidance, and developing employment policies. She defends employers in litigation of employment discrimination claims, wrongful discharge claims, and claims under federal and state employment-related statutes, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.

ADA and GINA: EEOC issues regulations on wellness programs

07/05/2016
Employee wellness programs have become increasingly popular in recent years and they are mainly regulated under two federal laws.

NLRB backs Chipotle employee who took to Twitter with gripes

07/05/2016
A former employee at a Chipotle restaurant in Havertown has won his case before the National Labor Relations Board. The man peppered Chipotle’s upper management with tweets expressing his concerns about low wages.

OSHA sues manufacturer for retaliation after safety violation

07/05/2016
A worker at Lloyd Industries in Montgomeryville lost three fingers when the machine he was using crushed his hand.

Isolated slur isn’t grounds for harassment lawsuit

07/05/2016
You can’t control every employee all the time—and you surely can’t control what comes out of their mouths.

Ignoring legal paperwork, prepare to write a check

07/05/2016
Don’t be so sure that a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled former employee without a lawyer’s help won’t go anywhere.

The ADA ‘snooze’ button: You may not be able to accommodate sleep apnea

07/05/2016
Some disabilities make it difficult for employees to arrive on time. In those cases, it’s entirely possible that the disability simply can’t be accommodated.

Exactly how not to handle FMLA leave

07/05/2016
The FMLA has been around for almost a quarter century now. Employers have no excuse for ignoring the law.

Minimum wage up for state employees, contractors

07/05/2016
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Philadelphia union local launches drone attack

07/05/2016
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 98 and its president, John Dougherty, have recently purchased three quadcopter drones outfitted with high-resolution cameras to fly over worksites around the city.

Harrisburg union official sentenced for wire fraud

06/03/2016
The former president of a Pennsyl­vania state employees union has been sentenced to house arrest and probation after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges.