Our experienced employment law attorneys are pleased to offer news and information about a wide range of employment matters, including:
- Background checks can help employers avoid liability for the negligent acts of their employees
- Do you know the difference between an employee and a contractor? It's important to ensure that everyone who works for you is classified correctly
- Are you considering hiring minors under 18 years of age? Here's what you need to know about Pennsylvania's Child Labor Law.
Employee Rights And Workplace Management
- Proposed changes to Federal Overtime Rules may increase pay to 40% of white collar employees
- Pennsylvania's Personnel Files Act gives private and public employees the right to examine their personnel to ensure they are accurate and complete
- Employers do have the right to search employees, but they should take care that the search is based on a reasonable policy and does not constitute an invasion of the employees' privacy
- If you are a business owner who employs at least 50 employees, you need to know about the Family and Medical Leave Act and its requirements
- Do you have the appropriate labor law information posted in your workplace? Learn about required postings and ensure yours are up to date
- Previously, children had to be full-time students to be eligible for coverage under their parents' health insurance. Thanks to a new law, seriously ill students can take a 12-month medical leave without losing their coverage.
- The Wage Payment and Collection Law provides a way for employees to recover wages that are due and unpaid
- A primer on age discrimination claims for employers and employees - older employees are protected by law, though it's not always easy to make a claim
- How do the 2008 Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affect employers and disabled workers? Learn what the expanded definition of "disability" means for you
Noncompete Agreements And Loyalty Concerns
- An introduction to noncompete agreements: what employers and employees need to know
- What employers and employees should know about "duty of loyalty": a written noncompete or confidentiality agreement isn't necessary
- Employees, corporate officers and other agents cannot make secret profits - it is part of the "duties of loyalty" that they owe to their employer.
- Employers are now required to have representation at Unemployment Compensation (UC) hearings
- Under what circumstances is a worker not eligible for unemployment compensation? Some basic facts about a complex area of employment law
- Workers who leave their job "work without cause of a necessitous and compelling nature" are not eligible for unemployment benefits. But what does that phrase really mean?