Category Archives: Labor and Employment

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

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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

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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

What Employers Need To Know About Temperature Tests

Mar
24
2020

EEOC Guidelines Support That Employers Can Temperature-Test Employees as a Condition of Working

Covid-19 controlling system at a factory. A security guard is using infrared thermometer measuring temperature with worker

As the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic; temperature-testing employees as a condition of working is permissible. Also, the Centers for Disease …

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

Employer Guidance: Emergency “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”

Mar
23
2020

Employers With Fewer Than 500 Employees Must Pay Emergency Leave Benefits

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Emergency Paid Leave Act

To address the national emergency caused by the Coronavirus that is crippling the business world and impacting employees, the federal government has passed the Families …

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

COVID-19 Issues And Business Interruption For Employers

Mar
17
2020

empty conference roomThe impact of COVID-19 and the business disruption has extended to the supply chain, service industry, production, and manufacturing plants and impacted large and small businesses, in addition to the financial institutions. As customer concerns heighten, management and even the …

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

The Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act – Just In Time For The Coronavirus

Mar
17
2020

The Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act went into effect on March 15, 2020, mandating the payment of sick time for employees who work in the City of Pittsburgh.

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If you are an employer in the City of Pittsburgh, you will …

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

City of Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act Takes Effect March 15

Mar
12
2020

Pittsburgh Companies Required to Provide Paid Sick Time to Employees
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The City of Pittsburgh ordinance requiring that employers provide paid sick days to their workers takes effect March 15, 2020. Companies within the city limit are given 90 days to …

Posted in Legal Watch, Labor and Employment