About Nancy McDermott

Nancy McDermott
JD, Legal Editor
Phone: 8605100100

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Nancy R. McDermott has more than 17 years’ experience as a legal writer and editor. She writes and edits The Personnel Advisor, a human resources reference manual covering state and federal employment laws that assists employers in complying with their legal obligations and provides quick answers to commonly asked questions in any workplace. She also publishes The Personnel Advisor e-newsletters and is responsible for the design, development, and data maintenance of the Personnel Advisor HR website. She has also worked as a Court Watch Research Analyst for Texas Watch, a grass-roots organization, and for the Texas Legal Services Center, conducting legal research. Nancy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and her law degree from Vermont Law School.

Recent articles by Nancy McDermott

  • Court Affirms Confidentiality Agreement Is Unlawful

    Although confidentiality agreements that prohibit employees from discussing their salaries, benefits, or internal disciplinary investigations with other employees may sound reasonable, such policies generally violate federal labor law. A recent decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed that a Phoenix hospital’s confidentiality agreement was unlawfully restrictive of employees’ Section 7 rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

  • Pennsylvania legalizes medical marijuana use: What does it mean for employers?

    Last April, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), which legalizes the use of medical marijuana in the state of Pennsylvania. The new law will allow patients with serious medical conditions to access medical marijuana with a physician’s certification at designated state dispensaries.

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