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How Does Your Business Handle Snow Day Pay?

December 9th, 2019

In this HR Law Update, employment attorney Keely Collins discusses the various scenarios that can unfold when the weather outside is frightful. 

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Agrees to Hear a Case in Which Two Prior Court Rulings Question Whether Pennsylvania will Follow the National Trend of Promoting Employees’ Ability to Change Jobs

July 26th, 2019

The no-hire provision prevented BeeMack, during the term of the contract and for two years after its termination, from hiring or soliciting any employee of Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. 

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).

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.

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. 

NLRB Bolsters the “Gig Economy” in 2019

January 31st, 2019

On January 25, 2019, in the SuperShuttle DFW, Inc. case, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced its return to a traditional common-law test used to classify workers as employees or independent contractors.

How Your Business Can Prepare for the Rise of the “Gig Economy”

January 17th, 2019

Flexible contract work has reportedly increased by about 56 percent over the past ten years, with more than 16 percent of American workers performing flexible contract work as their primary source of income.