Our Blog: Employer-Employee Relations

Thinking about including a no-poach clause in your contract? Think again.

May 7, 2021

At the end of April, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided whether no-hire, or “no-poach,” provisions that are ancillary to a services contract between business entities are enforceable under the laws of this... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – ICYMI: Employer Workshops for Pennsylvania’s New Unemployment Compensation System

May 7, 2021

After a year of trouble, Pennsylvania has revamped its Unemployment Compensation (UC) system.  To help employers and claimants, the Commonwealth is hosting a series of workshops.  Information regarding the workshops is available here: Read more

CLIENT ALERT – Independent Contractor Rule

May 6, 2021

In February we notified clients that the independent contractor rule scheduled to go into effect on March 8 was being delayed for further review.  On May 5, 2021, the US Department of Labor (DOL) announced that the... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – Independent Contractor Rule Change Delayed

February 22, 2021

For those of you preparing for the change in independent contractor rule scheduled to take place on March 8, stop – at least for the time being.  On Friday, February 19, the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) announced... Read more

SIGNIFICANT EMPLOYMENT RELATED PROVISIONS OF THE SECOND FEDERAL STIMULUS LEGISLATION, AND NEW CITY OF PITTSBURGH PAID LEAVE ORDINANCE

December 31, 2020
By Pam Connelly
Posted in Business Services, Employer-Employee Relations

Contributing Authors:  Jean E. Novak The Second Federal Stimulus The second stimulus package... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court: Title VII Protects Gay and Transgender Individuals from Employment Discrimination

June 23, 2020
By Michael Gaetani
Posted in Business Services, Employer-Employee Relations

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  42 U.S.C. §2000e-2(a)(1).  On June 15, 2020, Read more

REMINDER – PITTSBURGH PAID SICK DAYS ACT

May 12, 2020

As Pittsburgh gets ready to reopen, it’s a good time to reacquaint yourself with Pittsburgh’s Paid Sick Days Act, which went into effect on March 15, 2020, just days before the Governor’s stay-at-home order went... Read more

PPP Loan – Hiring Back Employees by June 30 to Get the PPP Loan Forgiven*

May 7, 2020

*Co-Written by Jean Novak and John Kelly Under the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program, employers are encouraged to hire back employees and restore pay to February 15, 2020 levels.  If the... Read more

Congress Restarts Stimulus Loan Program

April 22, 2020

The Senate passed the “Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act” (the “Bill”) on Tuesday, April 21 and the House is expected to pass the Bill on Thursday, April 23.  The President has said that he will sign the Bill. ... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – COVID-19 Crisis Prompts Additional Legislation to Protect Employees

April 1, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) now requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for... Read more