Mr. La Fiura represents clients involved in all types of employment actions in state and federal court and routinely handles administrative matters in front of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (“PHRC”). In addition, Mr. La Fiura regularly represents clients in New Jersey state and federal court actions.
Some of Mr. La Fiura's recent litigation success includes:
•Obtaining summary judgment in favor of national department store in age discrimination case;
•Obtaining summary judgment in favor of national auto parts retailer in federal litigation involving claims of ethnicity and race discrimination;
•Obtaining total dismissal of federal litigation against national retailer alleging wrongful termination based on an employee's criminal history;
•Obtaining dismissal of invasion of privacy claims in federal case relating to employee's termination for refusal to take a drug test;
•Enforcing arbitration agreements in federal court on behalf of national retail clients.
Mr. La Fiura also devotes a significant portion of his practice to training managers and supervisors on litigation avoidance, focusing on how to comply with applicable laws and regulations, avoid workplace disputes, resolve employee relations problems, and satisfy legitimate employee expectations.
July 5, 2016
Philadelphia Ordinance Restricting Credit Checks on Job Applicants, Employees Effective July 7
Effective July 7, 2016, a new City of Philadelphia ordinance will restrict the use of credit checks and credit-related information. With certain exemptions, the ordinance prohibits covered employers in Philadelphia from discriminating against job applicants and employees because of negative credit history.Philadelphia Mayor Jim...
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January 5, 2015
Jackson Lewis Announces 21 Newly-Elevated Shareholders
WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 5, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country's largest and fastest-growing workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the elevation of 21 attorneys across the country to Shareholder status.“All of our newly elevated Shareholders have been outstanding additions to our firm, and their elevation...