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Changes to Pennsylvania Law Concerning Notaries Public Coming Soon

October 17th, 2017

By: Alaine S. Williams Virtually every union, health and welfare fund, and pension fund that maintains offices in Pennsylvania has designated at least one officer or employee to obtain a commission from the Secretary of State to be a notary public. Major changes to the notary law go into effect on October 26, 2017 and…


Act 22 Closes Police Body Camera Loophole – Prepare to Bargain!

September 21st, 2017

By Richard G. Poulson Effective September 5, 2017, Act 22 of 2017 has finally closed the loophole in Pennsylvania’s Wiretap Act that inexplicably criminalized aspects of police use of body cameras. Act 22 was the culmination of a two-year lobbying effort by the Pennsylvania State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and other stakeholders, and…


UC Amnesty Program Update

August 24th, 2017

Alidz Oshagan Pennsylvania’s Department of Labor, Office of Unemployment Compensation has established an Amnesty Program that permits claimants to repay delinquent fault and nonfault overpayments at a reduced rate. You may be eligible for this program if you have an outstanding overpayment of unemployment compensation benefits on file with the Office of Unemployment Compensation. With…


PA Supreme Court Decision Rejects Residency Requirements for Police Officers

July 7th, 2017

By John Bielski On May 22, 2017, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in City of Pittsburgh v. Fraternal Order of Police, Fort Pitt Lodge No.1 held that the city did not have the legal authority to amend its home rule charter such that it would eliminate a mandatory subject of bargaining under the Police and…


AHCA Update: Immediate Action Needed

June 12th, 2017

By: Wendy Pongracz As you know from all the press coverage, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”) on May 4, 2017, a proposed replacement to the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). For the past few weeks, a working group of 13 senators has been working to draft a replacement, but…


Kentucky Labor Unions Take On So-Called ‘Right To Work’ Law

June 1st, 2017

By Lauren M. Hoye On May 25, 2017, two labor unions in Kentucky instituted litigation in Kentucky state court seeking to strike down the state’s new so-called “Right To Work” Law. As background, Kentucky only just became a “Right To Work” state in January 2017. It, along with Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, West Virginia, and Wisconsin,…


Negotiating Disciplinary Decisions in Newly Organized Bargaining Units

May 4th, 2017

By Amy L. Rosenberger The employees have just voted for union representation, but they do not yet have a first collective bargaining agreement. Once they have a contract, they hope that it will require the employer to show “just cause” for discipline or discharge, and include a grievance and arbitration procedure through which the union…


Frequently Asked Questions about Social Security Disability

April 20th, 2017

By Robert Steinberg What is the difference between SSDI (or SSD) and SSI? Social Security Disability (SSDI or SSD) is available to individuals who have accumulated sufficient “work credits” to qualify for Social Security while Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a benefit provided to lower income individuals who have not worked or have not worked…


NLRB Finds Burger King Violated Workers’ Rights

April 6th, 2017

By Thomas M. Gribbin, Jr. On Jan. 24, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision affirming a 2016 ruling by Administrative Law Judge Christine Dibble that held, among other things, that EYM King of Missouri, LLC (EYM) d/b/a Burger King, Kansas City, Missouri violated Section 8 (a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act…


6 FAQs About Health Flexible Spending Arrangements (FSA)

December 29th, 2016

By Lauren Frankel As the end of the year comes to a close, you may need to make certain decisions relating to your employer-provided health care benefits. If your employer offers a Health Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), you might have questions about how an FSA works and whether it makes sense for you to participate….


   
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