Our Blog: Employer-Employee Relations

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


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

“CARES Act” Paycheck Protection Loan Program for Small Businesses

April 1, 2020

On March 28, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (H.R. 748) was signed into law with the goal of providing emergency economic assistance to businesses affected by the novel coronavirus... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – The Families First Coronovirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) Summary

March 30, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. FFCRA is effective on April 1, 2020, and its requirements expire on December 31, 2020.  It contains a broad array of relief that... Read more


March 19, 2020

With the concern surrounding COVID-19, you may have forgotten that as of Sunday, March 15, 2020, employers in the City of Pittsburgh are subject to a new paid sick days law.  Here’s a summary of the major provisions of the law: Employers with... Read more


March 18, 2020

Although protecting the health of employees and customers is important, once those concerns are addressed, employers need to consider their obligations under the various employment laws.  Some things to consider during these uncertain times are... Read more


March 17, 2020

In this time of uncertainty, there are things that your business[1] can do to keep its employees and clients/customers as safe as possible. Stay informed by following information and advice... Read more