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Kathryn Olon

Severance Packages: 3 Things Your Employer Doesn’t Want to Admit

Like most Pennsylvanians, when starting a new job, you will have to fill out several forms and potentially even sign an employment agreement.  For those who are unfamiliar with these types of agreements, they can often be confusing. But in order to accept the position, more often than not you will have to sign the …

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Anxious About COVID-19 and Employment? Law Firm Answers Questions About Employees’ Rights

Hundreds of thousands of hard-working Pennsylvanians were recently fired from their jobs because of COVID-19.  Like never before, Pennsylvania residents are seeking answers to questions about their rights as an employee. In 2020, in response to COVID-19, many employers decided to terminate long-standing employees.  And because of this, The Law Firm of Fenters Ward has …

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Scared of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace? 3 Legal Remedies You Should Know

Experiencing sexual harassment in the workplace can be an overwhelming experience.  Just ask the 81% of women and 20% of men in Pennsylvania who have experienced this form of harassment in the last year alone. When you are being sexually harassed on a daily basis, it can often seem like there is no end in …

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4 Remedies to Cure Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment

Working in a hostile work environment is an uncomfortable experience.  Hostile work environment sexual harassment only makes it worse.  Day in and day out you are forced to go back to the same place that is making you feel uncomfortable.  Maybe your boss is making uncomfortable sexual comments about you.  Maybe one of your coworkers …

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4 Ways to File with the EEOC: The Fenters Ward Definitive Guide to Success

When dealing with workplace discrimination, you have a lot on your plate.  There are so many procedural steps, and the websites that are supposed help make the process easier can be confusing.  It is difficult to go through this process alone, especially if you have not filed anything with an administrative agency before. But you …

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How to Overcome a Non-Solicitation Agreement: 3 Important Tips Your Boss Won’t Tell You

When starting a new job, your employer typically will have some paperwork for you to fill out before you can start.  The majority of these documents are fairly standard when starting any new job.  But there are some that may be unfamiliar, such as a non-solicitation agreement. Often, a non-solicitation agreement is part of a …

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Suffocated by a Non-Competition Agreement? 4 Ways Pennsylvania Law Can Help You Challenge It

Non-Competition Agreements in Pennsylvania When you first start out at a job, your new employer typically requires you to fill out a number of forms before you can start.  While most of these forms are fairly basic and standard with every position, others are not as common, such as non-competition agreements. For many, these agreements …

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How Do Criminal Records Affect Employment? 2 Surprising Facts

With background checks becoming a regular part of the employment practice, many Pennsylvanians may be concerned that their past criminal records affect employment: either their current or future job prospects.  For Pennsylvania citizens who are searching for a job, there is the worry that even a minor past record could affect their ability to obtain …

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