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The HR Specialist: Pennsylvania Employment Law

Employers have every right to terminate employees who can’t come to work on time—but not for taking FMLA leave.

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A Pittsburgh-area roofing company must pay more than half a million dollars in federal fines following the accidental death of one of its employees last year. OSHA fined C.A. Franc Construction Co. for failing to protect workers from falling on its job sites.

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Nationally, women earn about 80 cents for each dollar men receive. But in Pennsylvania, that figure is closer to 78 cents. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania women earned a median weekly salary of $642 in 2008. The median salary for Keystone State men was $815.

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Nationally, women earn about 80 cents for each dollar men receive. But in Pennsylvania, that figure is closer to 78 cents. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pennsylvania women earned a median weekly salary of $642 in 2008. The median salary for Keystone State men was $815.

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Teamsters Local 529 has ended its strike against the Philadelphia Produce Terminal, the second largest such facility in the nation. The Teamsters will get a small wage increase and better health benefits.

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Teamsters Local 529 has ended its strike against the Philadelphia Produce Terminal, the second largest such facility in the nation. The Teamsters will get a small wage increase and better health benefits.

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Here’s food for thought: HR professionals and managers who terminate an employee for trying to get the benefits he is due under the FMLA or a company benefit plan are personally liable for the resulting harm.

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Looking to get sued? Just throw the book at an employee whom you would just as soon see resign. That’s especially true if she has just engaged in some form of protected activity like asking for FMLA leave.

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Astea International has agreed to settle an Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) lawsuit for $175,000. The EEOC brought the suit on behalf of 47-year-old Frank Fesnak, who was fired from his position as the Horsham-based company’s vice president of strategic alliances.

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The Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) in west central Pennsylvania cracked Fortune magazine’s 2010 list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” IRMC came in at 60th on Fortune’s list, based on its impressively low nurse turnover rate of 2%.

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