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).
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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