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Department Of Labor Updates 60-Year-Old Regulation

March 28th, 2019

The current regulation, adopted more than 60 years ago, includes more traditional forms of compensation in employees’ regular rate, including the perks of employment, such as paid holidays, vacations, and basic medical plans.

Into the Weeds We Go – Recent Developments Employers Need to Know about Medical Marijuana

March 20th, 2019

There are two new developments in the area of medical marijuana that employers should be aware of when addressing employee use of the same.

It’s finally here! The Department of Labor Increases Salary Threshold for White Collar Employees…Take 2

March 8th, 2019

The Department of Labor released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing to raise the salary threshold for white collar exempt employees from $455 per week to $679 per week ($35,308 annually).

Federal Court Addresses Citizenship of Children Born Abroad Through Surrogacy

March 4th, 2019

The February 21, 2019 decision of the United States District Court for the Central District of California clarified the citizenship rights of children born abroad.

Three Employee Pay Myths – BUSTED!

February 22nd, 2019

Although the myths about employee pay seem to be nearly unending, the following three myths seem to be some of the most common.

Commonwealth Court Closes Loophole on School District’s Obligation to Satisfy Charter School’s PSERS’ Obligation

February 13th, 2019

With the Pocono Mountain case, and now the Catasaqua case, Pennsylvania courts have cured a fundamental unfairness to chartering school districts forced to make up failing charter schools pension system obligations with no way of recovering that cost.

FAQ: Develop and Implement Effective Work from Home Policies

February 12th, 2019

Employee pay issues differ depending on whether the employee is exempt/salaried or non-exempt/hourly. Because exempt employees must, generally speaking, be paid their full salary, the questions we receive most frequently center around non-exempt or hourly employees.

Pennsylvania Superior Court Follows National Trend of Promoting Employees’ Ability to Change Jobs

February 7th, 2019

The Superior Court majority opinion essentially adopted the trial court’s ruling by holding that the no-hire provision in the underlying contract was, as a matter of public policy, void.  In so holding, the Superior Court’s majority opinion referenced similar rulings from out-of-state courts. 

Pennsylvania Federal Court Finds that Speech Advocating School Violence is Not Protected by the First Amendment

February 1st, 2019

For the first time in Pennsylvania, a federal court has found that “speech advocating school violence is unprotected” by the First Amendment.

Commonwealth Court Supports Public Employee Privacy Rights Under the Right to Know Law

January 31st, 2019

On January 24, 2019, the Commonwealth Court held that personal information such as birthdates and places of residence for public employees should not be disclosed under the Right To Know Law.