The HR Specialist: Pennsylvania Employment Law

It’s that time of year again—time to spread a little holiday cheer … and think about the potential legal consequences of doing so.

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Don’t let your employees’ information become the target of the next high-profile data breach. Here’s what you should know before contracting with a cloud vendor.

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It’s never pleasant to see a long-term employee’s performance decline. But if you intend to discipline a worker who previously was a good or even great performer, be sure to track the decline carefully. You don’t want an age discrimination claim to catch you unaware.

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While some disabilities may make it more difficult for workers to control their temper or otherwise respond to nonverbal cues, that doesn’t mean those workers are excused from complying with behavioral rules. You can and should punish anyone who makes workplace threats regardless of disability status.

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Pittsburgh has passed a sweeping ordinance granting paid sick leave to employees of almost every private employer based in the city. The ordinance covers both full- and part-time workers.

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Old City Philadelphia bar Rotten Ralph’s faces charges it discriminated against a Muslim employee when it refused to allow her to wear a khimar or head scarf during Ramadan.

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Investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division have foiled a joint employer scheme they claim attempted to cheat temporary workers out of overtime pay.

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A discrimination case against Penn State has finally been put on the fast track after 10 years and six attorneys.

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Heed OSHA’s memo stressing that it only needs “reasonable cause” to find merit in one.

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Erie, Pa.-based Erie Strayer Co. and Local 468 of the International Association of Bridge Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers have settled charges they violated the ADA when they required employees to provide detailed medical information in order to use paid sick leave.

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