Labor and Employment Law Center

Information on the latest labor and employment legal and regulatory developments and how they may impact your business.

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Pennsylvania Tipped Worker and Overtime Rules Take Effect August 5, 2022

On August 5, 2022, updated rules affecting tipped workers and salaried workers who work a fluctuating work schedule will go into effect.

NLRB Releases Spring 2022 Rulemaking Agenda

The NLRB may address two important topics under the National Labor Relations Act through the administrative rulemaking process.

Dos, Don’ts and Takeaways for Employers: Navigating Increased NLRB Scrutiny Over Union Organizing Activity  

A useful reminder to employers about NLRB processes, enforcement actions and what employers can and cannot do when faced with a union organizing drive.
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Delaware Requiring Paid Family and Medical Leave by 2026

While the law will take effect on July 1, 2022, employers will not be required to provide the paid leave until January 1, 2026.
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Connecticut Legislature Passes Bill Prohibiting “Captive Audience” Meetings

Connecticut’s bill comes as the NLRB General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo has released a memo urging the Board to hold that such captive audience meetings are unlawful.
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Cyberattack on Third Party Timekeeper Leads to FLSA Lawsuits Against Employers

Employers were faulted for not having adequate timekeeping back-up plans in place and could be liable for the alleged wage and hour violations.
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NLRB May Outlaw Captive Audience and Other Mandatory Meetings

Employees required to listen to employer presentations concerning the exercise of collective bargaining rights may be deemed as violating the National Labor Relations Act.
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Federal Appeals Court: Employee Leave of Absence Rights Are Contingent on a Clear Request

With the prevalence of remote workers, this decision provides helpful guidance to human resources executives and leave program administrators.

Philadelphia Employers Must Provide Up To 40 Hours of Additional Paid Sick Leave for COVID-19 Related Reasons Through 2023

Effective March 9, 2022 through December 31, 2023, Philadelphia employers with 25 or more employees must provide up to 40 hours of additional paid sick leave.
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New EEOC Guidance on Caregiver Discrimination Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last week the EEOC issued new guidance concerning caregiver discrimination related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This signals an increased focus on caregiver discrimination by the EEOC. 
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Can COVID-19 Be a Disability Under Antidiscrimination Laws? At Least One Court Says “Yes”

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama determined that a symptomatic nursing assistant who was fired for following COVID-19 quarantine protocols can pursue her disability bias lawsuit against her former employer.
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Employers May Need to Pay Employees for Time Spent on COVID-19 Vaccinations and Testing

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued the much anticipated decision blocking a nationwide vaccine and testing mandate for large employers.
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