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Are March Madness Pools a Good Bet for the Workplace?

It’s March Madness season and the start of the NCAA Division 1 college basketball tournament, creating an annual litany of problem areas for employers to deal with....more

Employment Law 2017 Year in Review

While the buzz and publicity on the issue has been mainly contained to the worlds of politics, media and entertainment, with recognizable names such as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. all facing...more

Dallas Cowboys Controversy Highlights Trap for Union and Non-Union Employers

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones publicly announced recently that he would bench any player who kneels during the national anthem. As a lifelong Cowboys fan, the flap momentarily diverted my attention from the Cowboys’...more

Lessons from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

The allegations of outrageous conduct against Harvey Weinstein have dominated the news for more than two weeks. If the allegations are true, Weinstein represents the quintessential “superstar” harasser—the high earning,...more

President Trump Strikes Down Fair Pay Order

Federal contractors no longer have to comply with the provisions of the Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces Executive Order after President Donald Trump erased it last week. President Trump issued an executive order March 27 to...more

Employer (Still) Has No Duty to Protect Confidential Information

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center continues to get support from the court system in a data breach suit that affected more than 60,000 former and current employees, as Barley Snyder attorneys continue to follow the...more

EEOC Issues New EEO-1 Form Requiring Employers to Submit Pay Data

On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published a revised EEO-1 form. The new form will require private employers and federal contractors with 100 or more employees to report pay data...more

DOL Issues Final Rule on Government Contractor Sick Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule on Thursday, September 29, 2016, implementing a 2015 Executive Order requiring federal contractors to provide at least seven days of paid sick leave annually. Under the Final...more

DOL Issues Administrative Interpretation Addressing Joint Employment

On January 20, 2016, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (DOL) issued its first Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) of 2016, providing guidance on the subject of joint employment under the Fair...more

Third Circuit Adopts Predominant Benefit Test to Determine Compensability of Meal Breaks

The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Pennsylvania, recently evaluated the appropriate test to determine when employees must be paid for meal breaks. As described below, the Third Circuit in the...more

11/30/2015  /  FLSA , Rest and Meal Break , Wage and Hour

Final Rule Amending Overtime Requirements Not Expected Until Late 2016

On June 30, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its proposed rule amending the minimum salary requirement for overtime exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the proposed rule, the minimum weekly...more

DOL Proposes to Raise Minimum Salary for White Collar Exemptions

The Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that would raise the minimum salary for the white collar exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) from its current level of $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to...more

EEOC Files Two Ground-Breaking Cases Equating Transgender Discrimination with Sex Discrimination Under Title VII

On September 25, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed two lawsuits on behalf of transgender individuals. These lawsuits, which alleged sex discrimination, are part of the EEOC’s Strategic...more

Lessons Learned from the EEOC's Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

A pregnant nursing assistant for a long term care facility gives her employer a doctor’s note with a 20 pound lifting restriction for the duration of her pregnancy. The job requires her to lift in excess of 50 pounds on a...more

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