Category Archives: Labor and Employment

Preparing For New “White Collar” Overtime Exemption

Nov
19
2019

New Minimum Salary Requirements Take Effect January 1, 2020

Employees discuss new FLSA overtime thresholds in conference roomRecently the U.S. Department of Labor issued a Final Rule changing the minimum salary requirements for the Fair Labor Standards Act. It is estimated that an additional 1.3 million workers will …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment

EEOC Summary of 2018 Discrimination Charges

Sep
19
2019

Manger Meeting With Employee To Discuss Discrimination Charges

Pennsylvania Ranks Fourth Among All States In Number of  Discrimination Charges Filed

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released comprehensive data on 2018 discrimination charges filed across the nation. Statistics show that the EEOC resolved 90,558 charges of discrimination …

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Marijuana at Work In Pennsylvania

Sep
09
2019
medical marijuana in the workplace

Members Of Restaurant and Lodging Association Seek To Understand PA Medical Marijuana Act

medical marijuana in the workplaceFrank Botta joined with Kathy Strain of Drug Free Workplace PA to present an informative program for members of the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association detailing the …

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Active Shooter and Workplace Violence

Jul
02
2019

The Lynch Law Group and Simpson & McCrady Host Active Shooter Seminar

Attorney Frank Botta was joined by a distinguished panel of professionals on June 19, 2019 at Range Resources in Southpointe for a seminar focused on addressing violence in …

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Crisis Considerations For Your Business

Apr
25
2019

Is Your Business Ready For A Crisis?

Crisis situations often have unforeseen results that could jeopardize the critical assets, reputation and financial standing of a business enterprise. Crisis management is defined as a series of steps performed by an organization …

Posted in Legal Watch, Corporate, Labor and Employment, Transportation, Litigation, Oil and Gas

Will Pennsylvania Be Next To Mandate Sexual Harassment Training For Restaurant Employees?

Mar
13
2019

PA may require sexual harassment training for restaurant employees

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, Pennsylvania could soon join the growing number of states to propose laws requiring sexual harassment prevention training for restaurant employees.

Illinois is the most recent state to propose mandatory sexual harassment training for …

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OSHA Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses

Feb
26
2019

OSHA Records Illness and Injury

OSHA issued a final rule which became effective February 25, 2019, removing the end-of-year requirement for companies with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Form 300 (Logs of Work-Related Injuries and Illness) and Form 301 (Injuries …

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Outcome of Arbitration Strategies to Avoid Class Action Claims

Feb
25
2019

Companies are now challenged to give greater consideration to the complications that class action waivers may cause when taken to the extreme.

The Supreme Court has allowed companies to side step class actions by inserting “class action waivers” in their …

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EEO-1 Deadline Extension – May 31, 2019

Feb
20
2019

EEO1 Deadline May 31

The filing deadline for the 2018 EEO-1 Survey has been extended to May 31, 2019

Due to the EEOC closure during the federal government shutdown (December 22, 2018 – January 25, 2019) the 2018 EEO-1 Survey was postponed. The opening …

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OSHA Penalties Increasing in 2019

Feb
20
2019

OSHA Penalties IncreasingThe U.S. Department of Labor released a final rule on January 23, 2019 which increases the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) civil monetary penalties accessed or enforced by the Department against employers for health and safety violations.

The penalty …

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