Our Blog: Employer-Employee Relations

ALLEGHENY COUNTY EMPLOYERS MUST PROVIDE PAID SICK LEAVE

September 16, 2021

A few years ago, employers in Pittsburgh became subject to the City’s paid sick leave ordinance.  Now, all employers with 26 or more employees are covered by a local paid sick leave law.  On September 14, the Allegheny County Council ratified... Read more

PITTSBURGH EMPLOYERS – TIME TO CHECK YOUR COVID LEAVE POLICIES

July 28, 2021

As many of you return to work, you may be paying particular attention to news about COVID and the delta variant.  Seems Pittsburgh City Council is, too.  On July 27, City Council approved new temporary COVID paid... Read more

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