Pregnant employees, especially those in low-paying, physically taxing jobs, are commonly forced to choose between their health or compensation. While current federal law does not support pregnant workers as effectively as it should, new proposed legislation may offer better protection. In 1978, in an effort to mitigate discriminatory practices aimed at pregnant women, Congress enacted the … [Read more...] about Proposed Legislation Provides Greater Protection for Pregnant Employees
On October 11, 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a Rule that would make it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). While the Rule will most notably impact industries like delivery and transportation that rely on gig workers, it will likely affect most businesses somehow. One recent survey found that more than a third … [Read more...] about What the Proposed Labor Rule on Independent Contractors Means for Employers
Waiving home inspection gives sellers less worry, but can also prevent buyers the chance to uncover costly problems. With added pressure for buyers to waive inspection to make competitive offers worth sellers’ consideration, there are many implications it may cause. The residential real estate market has become highly competitive for buyers over the past few years. Buyers sometimes waive home … [Read more...] about To Waive or Not To Waive (Home Inspection)
Before purchasing a property, it is important to ascertain whether the property in question has any defects of title that could adversely impact your ownership interest, as well as secure title insurance to protect those interests. Because they manage the complex research and professional coordination that real estate transactions entail, title agents are an indispensable member of the real estate … [Read more...] about What Is A Title Agent? Why Does Every Successful Real Estate Transaction Need One?
Although it has been three years since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools continue to face fraught conversations with the public, leaving many schools unsure how to proceed in this “post-pandemic” education period. Long term COVID, it seems, is not just a medical condition. In the wake of the COVID epidemic, parents motivated by opposition to masking have been newly empowered to raise … [Read more...] about Opposition and Opting Out: What Educators May Expect Post-Pandemic
Medical marijuana is allowed in Pennsylvania, and recreational use of cannabis is legal in nearby New Jersey. However, the federal government still defines cannabis as a Schedule 1 substance with "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." What does that mean for Pennsylvania employers? The rules can be confusing, especially since more of your current and prospective … [Read more...] about Cannabis Laws and What They Mean For Pennsylvania Employers