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Aug 21, 2017

You’re Invited to Employers Beware: ICE is Cracking Down on I-9 Compliance!

Raymond G. Lahoud, Chair of the Immigration Law Group of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., is pleased to present a seminar updating human resource professionals, business owners, and managers on significant recent developments with respect to the revised I-9 form. HRCI and SHRM credits are available. » Read More

Aug 09, 2017

Upcoming Seminar: Labor & Employment Law Legal Update

Hello, blog readers! You are the first to receive the info about our upcoming seminar: 2016-2017 Labor & Employment Law Legal Update.

The seminar will review new legislative and regulatory developments relating to changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act and Pennsylvania wage payment laws; transgender and sexual orientation issues; the EEOC’s new harassment guidance; the latest under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, issues with reasonable accommodations, retaliation, age discrimination, and harassment; Executive Orders and other newly-implemented rules and regulations of the Trump Administration; medical marijuana and the impact on employers; social media issues in the workplace; and other pending and proposed legislation. » Read More

Apr 20, 2017

Could Comp Time be Coming to the Private Sector?

Regular readers of this blog know that compensatory time off, A.K.A. comp time, is a top wage and hour myth to private sector employers.  For more than 30 years, non-exempt public sector employees have been able to accept comp time instead of receiving overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.  » Read More

Apr 20, 2017

Could Comp Time be Coming to the Private Sector?

Regular readers of this blog and attendees of this month’s Lunch and Learn Seminar know that compensatory time off, A.K.A. comp time, is a top wage and hour myth to private sector employers.  For more than 30 years, non-exempt public sector employees have been able to accept comp time instead of receiving overtime pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.  » Read More

Mar 16, 2017

One Shining Moment and Hundreds of Lost Hours of Production

It’s that time of the year again, the annual March ping pong tournament at my local YMCA.  There’s another minor tournament going on now that you may have heard of – the NCAA basketball tournament.  It is during this time of year that employees of all ages, races, genders, and nationalities gather to discuss whether Middle Tennessee can upset Minnesota or if Villanova or North Carolina has a better chance to make it to the finals.  » Read More

Mar 10, 2017

Dispelling the 10 Biggest Wage and Hour Myths

On what seems like a daily basis, I receive a phone call from a client or prospective client who is confused about some aspect of wage and hour law.  Myths and urban legends abound in this area of the law.  Passed on from person to person and company to company, the more they are repeated, the more believable they become.  » Read More

Mar 10, 2017

Dispelling the 10 Biggest Wage and Hour Myths – Part II

I’m happy to report (at least from the standpoint of my own safety) that I was unable to find any evidence last night of the existence of a Big Foot or Sasquatch roaming the neighborhoods of Orefield, Pennsylvania.  That said, let’s continue on with the second half of the biggest wage and hour myths. » Read More

Mar 09, 2017

Dispelling the 10 Biggest Wage and Hour Myths – Part I   

On what seems like a daily basis, I receive a phone call from a client or prospective client who is confused about some aspect of wage and hour law.  Myths and urban legends abound in this area of the law.  Passed on from person to person and company to company, the more they are repeated, the more believable they become.  » Read More

Feb 03, 2017

This is Lowe’s, Don’t Be Like Lowe’s: A Checklist For Employers

Have you ever bought an appliance from Lowe’s Home Centers and been told that you have to contact one of its “licensed installers” and setup a time for them to come to your house to install the appliance?  Subsequently, when the installer doesn’t show up, you call the installer and he says you have to call Lowe’s because they control the entire installation process.  » Read More

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