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Working for the Clampdown: Pennsylvania legislators call for increase in minimum wage

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Update on Overtime – Wage and Hour Division

Last night, President Obama’s made an important announcement on overtime. The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of Labor has been working to update the rule that would extend overtime pay to nearly 5 million workers. The proposal would guarantee overtime pay to most salaried workers earning less than an estimated $50,440 […]

FITTING NEW JOBS INTO OLD LAW – EMPLOYEE OVERTIME MISCLASSIFICATION

by Lisanne L. Mikula The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and its Pennsylvania counterpart, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”), generally provide employees with overtime pay calculated at 150% of the regular pay rate for any hours over 40 that the employee works in one week.  Salaried workers who are properly classified as “executive,” “administrative,” […]

“CLOCKING OUT” IN THE MODERN WORLD – THE CHANGING NATURE OF COMPENSABLE TIME

by Lisanne L. Mikula The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and its Pennsylvania counterpart, the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”), require that non-exempt workers receive wages for all “compensable time.” Tracking “compensable time”, however, is not always simple.  Technological advances make it easy for employees to perform work tasks outside of standard work hours or […]

Recent EEOC Lawsuit Over Race Discrimination

It is sometimes difficult for employers to discern what constitutes racial discrimination. A recent lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against an Alabama insurance company is a case in point. An EEOC news release reported a case where the EEOC accused Catastrophe Management Solutions, based in Mobile, Alabama, of discriminating against an […]

DOMA’s Demise And The Effect On Employment Law

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling last summer on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has wide-reaching effects on areas of law other than marriage. In particular, employment law, as it relates to marriage, has changed with this DOMA ruling. The most apparent change is in states that recognize same-sex marriages and now must offer employment […]

The Impact of Federal Employment Law on Workers in Delaware County, PA

The recent economic downturn adds urgency to individuals looking for employment or ensuring they retain the jobs they have. Many employers now require more time and effort from their employees. In addition, with a larger labor pool to choose from, employers may base their hiring decisions on issues unrelated to qualifications. However, federal laws protect […]

Chester County Authorities Sued For Ex-Worker’s Puzzling Firing

Wed, Oct. 14, 2009 By WILLIAM BENDER Philadelphia Daily News [email protected] 215-854-5255 David London, an Army veteran, was riding high last October after receiving a big promotion at the Chester County courthouse. The following day, London claims, he became entangled in a bureaucratic nightmare that resulted in him being fired from his job and kicked […]

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