Labor and Employment

DOL Mandatory Poster For Employers With Fewer Than 500 Employees

Mar 31 2020
coronavirus

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

What Employers Need To Know About Temperature Tests

Mar 24 2020
Covid-19 controlling system at a factory. A security guard is using infrared thermometer measuring temperature with worker

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

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Employer Guidance: Emergency “Families First Coronavirus Response Act”

Mar 23 2020
hospital beds

Employers With Fewer Than 500 Employees Must Pay Emergency Leave Benefits 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 …

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COVID-19 Issues And Business Interruption For Employers

Mar 17 2020

The 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, Insurance, Labor and Employment, Legal Watch

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

Mar 17 2020

The Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act mandates the payment of sick time for city employees. If you are an employer in the City of Pittsburgh, you will need to review your policies and make necessary updates to ensure that you …

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

City of Pittsburgh Paid Sick Days Act Takes Effect March 15

Mar 12 2020
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Pittsburgh Companies Required to Provide Paid Sick Time to Employees 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 …

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Preparing For New “White Collar” Overtime Exemption

Nov 19 2019
Employees discuss new FLSA overtime thresholds in conference room

New Minimum Salary Requirements Take Effect January 1, 2020 Recently 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 …

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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 Frank 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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