Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP is a full-service law firm that offers clients the national reach and sophisticated experience of a large firm and the local connections and value of a boutique firm.

This combination of reach and local autonomy supports our clients with the clout of a mega-firm and the service hallmarks of a boutique. With one firm, our clients get a macro view of the law with a micro focus on their unique legal needs. With 16 offices in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr serves businesses throughout the United States and internationally. We represent recognizable names in corporate America, exciting start-ups and an array of closely held and privately held companies, as well as nonprofits, governmental and educational entities.

On June 10, 2022, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law two related bills, HB 5412 and HB 4600, sent to him the previous month by the Illinois legislature that will hold a primary contractor (one who has a contract with an owner) liable for the unpaid wages and other amounts owed to employees of…
Continue Reading Illinois Joins Trend Making General Contractors Liable for Paying Subcontractors' Workers

On April 27, 2022, the Chicago City Council amended the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance (CHRO). The amendments bolster the city’s sexual harassment laws and include enhanced protections for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. The city’s press release announcing the changes can be accessed…
Continue Reading Chicago Employers: Immediate Updates Needed to EEO Practice in Light of Amendments to City of Chicago Human Rights Ordinance

Adult use of cannabis is currently authorized in Washington D.C. (D.C. or the District), 1 but due to a congressional rider preventing the District from using any funds to enact and regulate a legal market, an unregulated marketplace has thrived, operating under the premise that retailers cannot…
Continue Reading Cannabis in the Nation's Capital: The Current Landscape in D.C. and the Road Ahead

On March 10, 2022, Mayor Jim Kenney signed bill 220051-A expanding COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) until December 31, 2023. The law requires covered employers to give eligible employees up to 40 hours of additional paid time off for specified COVID-19 purposes, with only limited…
Continue Reading Philadelphia Employers Must Now Offer Paid COVID Sick Leave Through December 2023

On Thursday, February 10, 2022, the United States Senate passed a bill amending the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) to prohibit compulsory arbitration for individual, joint, class or collective action claims based on workplace sexual harassment and/or sexual assault. The House bill, which generated…
Continue Reading Legislature Passes Bill Barring Arbitration of Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims

A recent decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit held a Texas highway contractor liable for its supervisor’s involvement in a subordinate employee’s violation of workplace safety rules. See Angel Brothers Enterprises, Ltd. v. Walsh , No. 20-60849, 2021 WL 5627103 (5th…
Continue Reading Federal Court of Appeals Holds Contractor Liable for Employee's OSHA Violation

On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, a federal judge in Georgia issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the enforcement of the federal mandate that obligates many federal contractors and subcontractors to require their employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As discussed in a…
Continue Reading Federal Court Blocks Federal Contractor Mandatory Vaccination Rule From Taking Effect

The decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in BST Holdings, L.L.C. v. Occupational Safety and Health Administration , 2021 WL 5279381 (5th Cir. Nov. 12, 2021)(Unpublished), recently extended a sweeping stay of OSHA’s vaccination mandate for companies with 100 employees or more…
Continue Reading Federal Contractor Vaccination Mandates Enjoined Nationwide Following Stay of OSHA's Vaccination Mandate for Companies of 100 or More Employees