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Although all eyes were on Washington last Tuesday for President Trump’s State of the Union address, Pennsylvania’s top executive delivered an important speech of his own in Harrisburg that same day. In his annual budget address, Governor Wolf reiterated his call to increase the state’s minimum wage from $7.25/hour to $12.00/hour by the end of this year. » Read More
The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced the 2019 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation. For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2019, the maximum compensation rate is $1,049.00 per week, which represents a 2.3% increase.
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The protections afforded to transgender employees in Pennsylvania are increasing but remain uncertain. In August 2018, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (“PHRC”) issued guidance to elaborate on the meaning of “sex” under the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (“PHRA”). The PHRC concluded that sex discrimination does encompass claims of discrimination based on sexual orientation, transgender transition, gender identity, and gender expression. » Read More
As you may recall, we wrote in January that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf called on the state’s Department of Labor & Industry (“L&I”) to “modernize” the regulations for the “white-collar” overtime exemptions under the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (“PMWA”), the state-law equivalent of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). » Read More
As you may recall, we previously wrote about the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (“L&I”) receiving a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to research options for paid family leave models in the Commonwealth. After more than a year of researching this topic, including surveying 600 Pennsylvania workers and 500 Pennsylvania employers, L&I recently issued a report that addresses support for and the feasibility of a statewide paid family and medical leave insurance program funded by employee payroll contributions. » Read More
Ready or not, Pennsylvania employers: your employees could be able to obtain medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries within six months, according to a recent announcement by state officials. Since Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana in April 2016, developments in this area of the law have been fast and furious, and the last few weeks have been no exception. » Read More
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