Category Archives: Labor and Employment

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Waivers In Arbitration Agreements Are Lawful

Jun
05
2018

us-supreme-court-Employers scored a win on May 21, 2018, when the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion in a trio of cases which challenged whether an employer can enforce an arbitration agreement which contains a class-action waiver. The Court held …

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Overtime Pay In Higher Education Institutions

May
08
2018

Penn State Old MainOn April 12, 2018, the DOL issued a new Fact Sheet regarding overtime pay in higher education institutions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Fact Sheet provides guidance regarding the common exemptions applicable to Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs). …

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Update! EEO-1 Filing Deadline Has Been Extended to June 1, 2018

May
02
2018

Employers review EEO-1 Report dataThe filing deadline for the 2017 EEO-1 Survey has been extended to Friday, June 1, 2018.

The Employer Information Report EEO-1, otherwise known as the EEO-1 Report is required to be filed with the U.S.  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s EEO-1 …

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Does Title VII Mean Protection From Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation?

Mar
12
2018

Title VII Protection From Sexual Orientation Discrimination

2nd Circuit Finds Title VII Covers Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Issue Presented: Whether or not the protection against discrimination “on the basis of sex” under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 should be interpreted to include protection for

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Do You Have Comprehensive Anti-Harassment Policies and Procedures In Place?

Feb
08
2018

Discrimination in the workplace - preventative programs to address84,254 Nationwide Workplace Discrimination Charges Filed with EEOC in 2017 and $398 Million Paid to Discrimination Victims

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently released comprehensive enforcement and litigation statistics for fiscal year (FY) 2017. Pennsylvania ranked fourth among …

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Employers Are Required To Submit EEO-1 Survey by March 31, 2018

Jan
30
2018

eeo-1 survey required for private employersThe EEOC has mailed the 2017 EEO-1 Survey Notification Letters to all private sector employers.

All private employers with 100 or more employees and federal government contractors, or first-tier subcontractors with 50 or more employees and a contract/subcontract of $50,000 …

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New Test for Interns Announced By U.S. Dept. of Labor

Jan
11
2018

New Test for Interns Announced

“Primary Beneficiary” Test Adopted as New Test For Interns

On January 5, 2018, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced in a press release that a new test would be used to determine whether interns and students working in …

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The ADA is an Anti-discrimination Statute – Not a Medical Entitlement!

Jan
04
2018

ADA Statute At the end of 2017, the United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit decided that a worker who exhausted his FMLA entitlement (12 weeks) was not entitled to a multi-month leave of absence beyond the scope of reasonable accommodations under …

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Senate to Vote on Top FedEx Safety Official to Lead OSHA

Jan
03
2018

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Dec. 13 approved President Trump’s pick, Scott A. Mugno, a long-time FedEx safety official, to serve as the next head of OSHA.

Mr. Mugno, who was most recently vice president …

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The Lynch Law Group Continues to Expand Practice Areas

Nov
01
2017

Frank C. Botta Joins The Lynch Law Group to Launch Transportation Practice and Expand Labor and Employment Group

Frank C. Botta, Esq.

Frank C. Botta, Esq.

The Lynch Law Group is pleased to welcome attorney Frank C. Botta, a transportation industry veteran, who joins …

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