Category Archives: Labor and Employment

DOL Issues Final Rule On Independent Contractors

Jan
07
2021

New Rule Identifies Core Factors To Determine Worker Classification

On January 6, 2021, the Department of Labor (DOL) entered a Final Rule and revised its interruption of independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) clarifying the standard, …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Transportation

CDC Guidance On Distribution Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Dec
07
2020

ACIP Recommendations Prioritize Health Care Personnel And Long-Term Care Residents

CDC Guidance On Distribution Of Covid-19 VaccinesThe Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has addressed and adopted recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the allocation of the COVID-19 vaccine in strategic …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

Governor Insists Now is the Time to “Mask Up, PA”

Nov
19
2020

Latest COVID-19 Orders In PA Raise Questions For Business Owners, Colleges And Universities

With the countdown to Turkey Day at just over one week, the governor has issued new restrictions and requirements following record-breaking daily numbers of COVID-19 cases that …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Labor and Employment, Education

The Lynch Law Group Comments On Proposed Rule Regarding Independent Contractor Status

Oct
27
2020

Comment to Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act,

On behalf of the Firm’s clients, as well as the transportation and motor carrier industry in general, Attorneys Frank Botta and Todd Pappasergi submitted a comment to the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (the “Department”) …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment, Transportation

DOL Proposed Rule Could Provide Clarity for Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Sep
29
2020

cdl operator truck driverOn September 22nd, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a proposed rule clarifying the definition of employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) as it relates to independent contractors.

The rule is intended to provide a model for when …

Posted in Labor and Employment, Transportation

Employees Can’t Choose Unemployment Compensation Over Suitable Work

May
07
2020

Furloughed Workers May Face Fraud Charges For Collecting Unemployment After Receiving Offer to Work

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As businesses will soon begin to gradually reopen, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, Office of Unemployment Compensation’s website  (www.pa.us.gov) tells Employers to …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

Processing Wage Garnishments During COVID-19

Apr
24
2020

Employers Obligations and Considerations For Wage Garnishments

wallet with money from paycheck that was garnished per Employer obligation

An Employer’s duties and responsibilities to process wage garnishments continue during the COVID-19 pandemic. Compliance with court-ordered deductions and garnishments are to be maintained to avoid a potential judgment from a court finding …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

OSHA Releases Plan For Investigating COVID-19 Claims In The Workplace

Apr
15
2020

DOL Provides New Guidance Regarding Inspections During  Coronavirus Pandemic

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The U.S. Department of Labor released OSHA’s Interim Enforcement Response Plan providing guidance to Employers and workers on how OSHA will conduct inspections and also providing direction to the agency and …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

Part 2: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Apr
01
2020

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act

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Division C of H.R. 6201 amends the FMLA to provide up to 12 weeks of family leave to eligible employees of covered employers because of qualifying needs related to childcare coverage “(Public Health …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

DOL Mandatory Poster For Employers With Fewer Than 500 Employees

Mar
31
2020

Employee Rights, Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

coronavirus

Effective April 1, 2020, the Department of Labor has mandated that each covered employer post a notice of the Families First Coronavirus …

Posted in COVID-19 Updates, Legal Watch, Labor and Employment