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Paid Sick Leave Is a Reality In Philadelphia: How Will It Affect Your Business?

Philadelphia has joined the 16 cities and three states that require private employers to provide employees with mandatory paid sick leave. The city ordinance, which was signed into law by Mayor Nutter on February 12, 2015,...more

2/17/2015 - Employee Rights Local Ordinance New Legislation Paid Leave Sick Leave

Supreme Court Says Employers Don’t Always Have To Pay Under The FLSA (Really!)

What do you know, the Supreme Court has issued another employer-friendly decision on an interesting wage-and-hour issue! This time, on December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Fair Labor Standards Act...more

12/12/2014 - FLSA Integrity Staffing v Busk SCOTUS Security Checks Wage and Hour

How to Structure an Employee Severance Package Regarding COBRA and the ACA

Often, when parting ways with an employee, an employer may offer to pay for some months of COBRA continuation coverage so that the employee can remain covered without having to pay the substantial premiums associated with...more

9/11/2014 - Affordable Care Act COBRA Employee Benefits Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Severance Agreements Severance Pay

State Law Wage & Hour Resource: You’ll Need It!

You thought that figuring out, and staying on top of, the federal Fair Labor Standards Act was tough. Well, don’t forget that you must comply with state wage and hour laws as well. Sure, the FLSA is quite nuanced and complex;...more

8/19/2014 - Compliance Employee Rights FLSA Wage and Hour Wages

Beware! “Standard Terms” in Your Company’s Separation Agreement Might Trigger a Lawsuit: EEOC Says Common Provisions Are...

Recently, the EEOC filed two separate actions in federal court challenging form separation agreements given to employees as part of reductions in force. The agency takes issue with provisions that impact an individual’s...more

6/17/2014 - Boilerplate Language Corporate Counsel EEOC Employee Rights Enforcement Separation Agreement Void and Unenforceable

FLSA Refresher: DOL’s Wage and Hour Rules for Tipped Employees

Temperatures aren’t the only thing on the rise this summer. Wage and hour lawsuits brought by service industry employees are heating up—particularly in the food service and hospitality sectors—leading to significant and...more


Due Date: Philadelphia Employers Must Post Notice Regarding Reasonable Accommodations for Pregnant Workers by April 20, 2014

As we reported on February 16, 2014, Philadelphia now requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees. The amended Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance also requires Philadelphia employers to...more

4/7/2014 - Employee Rights Notice Requirements Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

President Obama Sics the DOL on Corporate Profits, Says Reduce the Number of Exempt Workers and Pay More Overtime

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water . . . or at least thought you might be getting a handle on the highly technical and nuanced regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act governing the “white collar...more

3/13/2014 - DOL Employee Rights Exempt-Employees FLSA Non-Exempt Employees Unpaid Overtime

Wage & Hour Words of Wisdom: Beware of “Connectivity” Overtime for Non-Exempt Employees

The explosion of smartphones and ease of remote connectivity has fundamentally changed the landscape of the workplace, but is it all positive for employers? Not so fast—despite productivity enhancements, beware of the...more

10/25/2013 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues FLSA Telecommuting Wage and Hour

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