Labor and Employment

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

May 02 2018
Employers review EEO-1 Report data

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

Jan 30 2018
eeo-1 survey required for private employers

The 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
Student Intern writing in his organizer

“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, Esq.

Frank C. Botta Joins The Lynch Law Group to Launch Transportation Practice and Expand Labor and Employment Group The Lynch Law Group is pleased to welcome attorney Frank C. Botta, a transportation industry veteran, who joins the Firm to lead …

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Government Rule on Employee Overtime Pay on Hold

Nov 30 2016

The News On November 22nd, a federal judge in Texas halted the implementation of a new government rule on employees eligible to receive overtime pay. The Backstory Under federal law, employers must pay certain workers overtime pay (i.e., “time-and-a-half”) if …

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Confidentiality Agreements Can Protect Sensitive Business Information

Nov 12 2015

All businesses have sensitive business information that, if misused, can be damaging. Customer pricing, supplier lists, supplier pricing, profit and loss information, internal procedures, and compensation information are just a few examples. And most businesses have employees, independent contractors, or …

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6 Things Pennsylvania Employers Need to Know Before Implementing Workplace Drug Testing

Apr 20 2015

Have you adopted a Drug and Alcohol Policy?  Drug testing programs work best when implemented based on a clear, written policy that is shared with all employees, along with employee education about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse, supervisor …

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Pros and Cons of Criminal Background Checks

Feb 23 2015

Many companies have made criminal background checks a standard part of their hiring process, but are they worthwhile for the average small business?  Employers in certain sectors, such as child care, are required to screen applicants for specific crimes.  Other …

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