Labor and Employment

OSHA Penalties Increase For 2021

Feb 01 2021
Workers wearing safey gear comply with OSHA regulations

Employers Should Prepare For Stricter Enforcement of Regulations The U.S. Department of Labor issued a Memorandum for all OSHA Regional Administrators to provide clarity regarding the 2021 Annual Adjustments to OSHA Civil Penalties.  On November 2, 2015, the Federal Civil Penalties …

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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
CDC Guidance On Distribution Of Covid-19 Vaccines

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

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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 …

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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”) …

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

Sep 29 2020

On 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 …

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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 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 notify the …

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Processing Wage Garnishments During COVID-19

Apr 24 2020
wallet with money from paycheck that was garnished per Employer obligation

Employers Obligations and Considerations For Wage Garnishments 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 …

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

Apr 15 2020
computer screen showing coronavirus statistics

DOL Provides New Guidance Regarding Inspections During  Coronavirus Pandemic 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 …

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Part 2: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Apr 01 2020
child on mother's lap looking at laptop computer

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act 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 …

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