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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.

HR Law Update: Coronavirus and Your Workplace

March 16th, 2020

In this HR Law Update, employment attorney Keely Collins answers some frequently asked questions for employers on what the coronavirus pandemic may mean for your workplace. 

HR Law Update: Is Your Workplace Prepared for the Coronavirus?

March 6th, 2020

In this HR Law Update, employment attorney Keely Collins discusses what the coronavirus pandemic may mean for your workplace. 

HR Law Update: Do You Have a Hostile Work Environment?

February 7th, 2020

In this HR Law Update, employment attorney Keely Collins explains the difference between bullying and a hostile workplace.