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FFCRA Provisions Can Help Ease Parental Burden

August 31st, 2020

If you are a parent on the eve of schools reopening wondering “how can I make this work,” the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) has a provision that may help.

HR Law Update: Developing Case Law Regarding Employees’ Rights During COVID-19

August 26th, 2020

On August 3, 2020, a notable decision was entered in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  While this decision doesn’t necessarily apply to Pennsylvania employers, it is noteworthy because it does give us some idea of how the implementation of FFCRA will unfold.

HR Law Update: Executive Order Defers Payroll Taxes Through COVID Period

August 13th, 2020

On August 8th, President Trump issued an executive order which permits the deferral, withholding, and payment of some employee’s wage taxes from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

HR Law Update: Three FAQ’s for Managing Temperature Screenings in the COVID-19 Era

May 8th, 2020

As employers plan to reenter the workplace, the value of protective options must be weighed against the cost of disruption. One protective option is temperature screening.

HR Law Update: How To Recall Employees In a Time of Unemployment Premium Pay

April 22nd, 2020

Without good cause, employees cannot receive unemployment compensation for any week that they refused an offer of work, provided that the employer notifies the Pennsylvania Department of Labor within seven days of the refusal. Here are three tips for effective and legally defensible recall protocols…

Department of Labor Releases Procedures for the Small Business Exemption to COVID-19 Legal Requirements

April 3rd, 2020

Under the FFCRA, small businesses, or organizations with fewer than 50 employees, may qualify for an exemption to the FFCRA’s leave entitlements. Depending on the circumstances, a small business may be exempt from leave entitlements as to all employees, or just as to certain employees.

Department of Labor Releases Regulations to Clarify COVID-19 Leave Entitlements

April 3rd, 2020

On April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor released regulations to clarify leave entitlements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Update Regarding Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Benefits During Coronavirus Pandemic

April 2nd, 2020

In this HR Law Update, attorney Ellen Schurdak updates the latest on unemployment during COVID-19.

Employee Pay: Guideline for Schools During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 25th, 2020

Once enacted into law, Senate Bill 751 provides that no employee of any school entity who was employed as of March 13, 2020 shall receive more or less compensation that the employee would otherwise have been entitled to receive

COVID-19 Update: Operating a Life-Sustaining Business in Pennsylvania

March 24th, 2020

In this HR Law Update, employment attorney Ellen Schurdak updates the latest on COVID-19 for PA employers.