Our Blog: Employer-Employee Relations

Federal Appeals Court Stays OSHA’s COVID-19 Vaccine Emergency Temporary Standard

November 6, 2021

Today the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit granted an emergency motion to stay enforcement of OSHA’s November 5, 2021 Emergency Temporary Standard. A number of parties, including several... Read more

Vaccine Mandate UPDATE

November 5, 2021

As expected, the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for mandatory vaccinations was published today.  The ETS is available Read more

The Federal Vaccine Mandate Is Here!

November 4, 2021

The unpublished version of the federal vaccine mandate for private employers was released today. (Federal workers and contractors were covered under prior Executive Orders.) The Read more

CMS Issues Emergency Rule Requiring COVID-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Providers by January 4, 2022

November 4, 2021

The government is forcing the hand of healthcare providers who have dragged their feet on enacting COVID-19 vaccine requirements.  Today, November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a... Read more


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


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