McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
As a member of the McNees Labor and Employment Practice Group, Denise Elliott focuses her practice on defending self-insured employers in workers’ compensation matters and providing representation and counsel to clients in employment discrimination litigation, ADA/FMLA compliance, and safety and health issues. Elliott represents public and private sector employers in all phases of employment-related litigation and aids employers in investigating allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and other incidents of workplace misconduct.
Recently by Denise Elliott
New Jersey Legalized Recreational Cannabis – What do Pennsylvania Employers Need to Know?
On February 22, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed three bills that legalize the use of cannabis for those over the age of 21, decriminalize possession of less than six ounces of cannabis and establish civil penalties for use by anyone under age 21. The bills are the enabling legislation following a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November.Read More
PA Federal Court Upholds Private Right of Action under the PA Medical Marijuana Act
Earlier this month, in the case of Hudnell v. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals, District Court Judge Gerald Pappert denied Jefferson’s motion to dismiss Hudnell’s claims for violation of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act (“Act”), making him the second judge in Pennsylvania to uphold the right of a certified medical marijuana user to bring a cause of action for discrimination under the Act.Read More
Denise Elliott, member with McNees Wallace and Nurick, examines two court decisions on drug testing and medical marijuana that have come into play during the pandemic shutdown.Read More
Medical Marijuana Clouds Drug Testing for Many Workplaces
To date, 29 states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for medicinal purposes. Some states, such as California, have been grappling with the implications of medicinal marijuana use for several years, while others, such as Pennsylvania, are just beginning to explore the complicated...Read More