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The HR Specialist: Pennsylvania Employment Law

The EEOC last month filed a lawsuit against the owner of the Crazy Horse Steak House & Saloon in New Oxford for sexually harassing female employees …

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If Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny) and 19 other state senators get their way, employers will have another anti-discrimination law to worry about. Ferlo has reintroduced legislation that would ban gay discrimination in employment, housing and credit

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For many Pennsylvania employers, the state’s new minimum wage law taking effect Jan. 1, 2007, is straightforward: It raises the minimum wage they must pay employees to $6.25 per hour from the current federally mandated rate of $5.15. The law, however, has numerous loopholes that you need to know about

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Unemployment in Pennsylvania dropped to 4.6 percent in September, a seven-month low, falling in line with the national rate …

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The Pennsylvania legislature is considering an important bill that would create a special tax credit for Pennsylvania small businesses …

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According to independent private research firm Morgan Quitno Press, Pennsylvanians are a smart bunch. The company ranked Pennsylvania No. 10 in its fifth annual Smartest State Awards

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If you don’t have a public relations department to handle press inquiries, make sure you train managers and supervisors on how not to talk to the press …

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Does your organization have a blanket policy of refusing to hire applicants with criminal records? If so, make sure you can explain exactly why. Because minority applicants may be statistically more likely to have criminal records, requiring a clean criminal-record history may have a disparate impact on a protected class and violate Title VII

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Some new mothers returning to work after giving birth request time off during the workday to express and store breast milk. Some states have passed specific laws protecting nursing women from harassment and discrimination

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It certainly shouldn’t be a routine practice, but you can require employees to undergo “fitness for duty” examinations. The trick is knowing exactly when and why such an exam is legal—or not …

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