On July 27, 2021, Mayor Bill Peduto signed a new Temporary COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Ordinance, which will become Section 626B of the City of Pittsburgh Code. It requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide up to 80 hours of emergency paid sick leave to full-time employees
Articles Discussing General Topics In Pennsylvania Labor & Employment Law.
On June 15, 2021, Governor Tom Wolf’s administration certified the results of the May 2021 municipal primary election, and thereby formalized the approval of an amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania giving lawmakers the broad new power to extend or end disaster emergency declarations. Because the Philadelphia Public Health Emergency
Pennsylvania’s Emergency Management Services Code allows a governor, upon declaring a disaster emergency, to issue orders responding to that emergency. The power to issue such orders ends either when the governor decides the emergency has passed or the legislature, by concurrent resolution, terminates the state of disaster emergency by
On May 11, 2021, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania enacted amendments that immediately strengthen workplace protections for victims of domestic violence. Specifically, File No.
The city of Philadelphia, PA. has enacted a law prohibiting employers from testing for marijuana as a condition of employment, effective January 1, 2022.
The new Chapter 9-4700 of the Philadelphia Code states that except as otherwise provided by law, or as provided in the exceptions (listed below) that it
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and some state wage laws contain provisions that impose criminal penalties on violators. These provisions, once rarely used, are taking on new life as government officials have begun leveraging them in recent criminal-enforcement actions.
On April 22, 2021, the Philadelphia City Council passed a new ordinance prohibiting employers from conducting pre-hire marijuana testing, which Mayor Jim Kenney signed it into law on April 28, 2021. The new ordinance makes it an unlawful employment practice for employers, labor organizations, or employment agencies to require prospective
Pennsylvania – Mitigation Orders, Except Masking, Will Be Lifted on Memorial Day
On May 4, 2021, the Wolf administration announced that mitigation orders for Pennsylvania will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, 2021, but masks will still be required. The current order requiring Pennsylvanians to wear masks will
On April 22, 2021, the Philadelphia City Council passed a new ordinance prohibiting employers from conducting pre-hire marijuana testing, which Mayor Jim Kenney signed into law on April 28, 2021. The new ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2022 and make Philadelphia the third jurisdiction in the United
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently held unenforceable a no-hire provision in a service contract between a logistics company and a trucking firm. In Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. v. Beemac Trucking LLC, et. al., the court reasoned that the no-hire provision at issue was overly broad and undermined fair competition
Employee question of the day for HR: “I need time off because I’m donating a kidney.” You’re probably wondering: “How do I respond to this request? Is this incredibly generous employee entitled to protected leave?”
Whether organ donation qualifies for federal Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) leave is typically dependent
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided an issue of first impression regarding “no-hire” (or “no-poach”) provisions in commercial contracts between two companies. In such agreements, one company agrees not to solicit or hire the other’s employees for a certain period of time. The question in Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc.
The Philadelphia Protection of Displaced Contract Workers Ordinance offers job protections to workers providing security, janitorial, building maintenance, food and beverage, hotel service, or health care services who are employed by service contractors, and are displaced when the service contract is terminated and awarded to another service contractor.1 A
Philadelphia has imposed significant new recall and retention obligations on hotel, airport hospitality, and event center businesses as they struggle to recover in this uncertain COVID-19 economy. The new obligations are contained in a legislative package, styled as the Black Workers Matter Economic Recovery Package, which became law in
Changes to Philadelphia law will further restrict employers’ use and reliance on applicant, current employee, and independent contractor background information and affect the employee application and employee management process.