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The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act

November 8th, 2018

By: Alaine S. Williams One of the first pieces of legislation signed into law by Governor Murphy of New Jersey in 2018 is a law requiring employers to provide both full-time and part-time employees 40 hours of paid sick leave each benefit year. The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act (Act), which went into effect…


Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decision Supports Governor Wolf’s Executive Order on Home Care

September 27th, 2018

By Bruce M. Ludwig In 2015, Governor Wolf issued an executive order concerning home care services in Pennsylvania. Among other things, this executive order permitted direct care workers who provide home care services to seniors and persons with disabilities to elect a representative organization for the purpose of meeting and conferring with the Department of…


Sexual Harassment and Assault: How Labor Unions Are Responding to Recent Allegations Against Top Hollywood Moguls

November 30th, 2017

By: Lauren M. Hoye Whether on social media, on television, or in print, you have undoubtedly already heard of the allegations made in recent weeks against top Hollywood moguls such as Harvey Weinstein, Brett Ratner, Russell Simmons, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K. (among others). From claims of hostile working environments to sexual assault, the allegations…


Will Salary History Bans Eliminate the Gender Pay Gap?

November 15th, 2017

By: Thomas M. Gribbin, Jr. On October 6, 2017, Oregon became the first state to ban public and private employers from asking prospective employees about salary history. Seeking to expand upon the Oregon Equal Pay Act, which prohibits employers from discriminating through wages and other compensation based on gender, the new law bans employers from…


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…


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…


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…


   
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