The Pandora’s Box of Post-Pandemic Return to Work

On March 21, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued updated guidance to employers on various pandemic-related issues. One area of critical importance to employers in considering employee return to the workplace is a Q&A set forth in this guidance regarding requiring “employees who have been away from the workplace during a pandemic to …

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Pennsylvania Exempt Employee Minimum Salary Requirements to Increase Above Federal Level

Are you ready? In just over six months, Pennsylvania’s minimum salary requirements for exempt employees are set to increase above the federal minimum standard for the first time. Ever since Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Act was passed in 1968, it has mirrored the minimum wage levels and salary exemption minimums set forth in the Fair Labor …

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Five Steps Employers Should Take In the Second Year Of the COVID-19 Pandemic

For the past year, employers faced unprecedented difficulties as they navigated the twists, turns and ever-present challenges the COVID-19 pandemic dished out. A year later, new challenges face employers. The promise of vaccines, the fear of new variants, and the realization that “normal” will never look quite the same, leave many employers to wonder: “what …

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OSHA Reinforces COVID Guidelines for the Workplace

On January 29, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) updated its existing guidelines concerning coronavirus protection measures for the workplace. Focusing on the implementation of workplace protection programs, OSHA’s updated advisory guidance seeks to reinforce the benefits of implementing workplace policies along with the critical role employees have in combatting workplace spread. These guidelines are …

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