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- New Mandatory Sick Time Leave in Philadelphia
New legislation requiring Philadelphia employers to offer paid sick time for many employees was approved by City Council and signed into law by Mayor Nutter last week.
- Costco's Harrassment Policy May Have Created a Binding Contract
Nearly all employment handbooks that are issued to employees upon hiring include anti-harassment policies that conform to federal and state laws.
- When and Why was Workers' Compensation Created
The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act was enacted in 1915. Before this law, individuals severely disabled by injuries suffered while at work needed to prove a “negligence” claim against their employer to be entitled to any type of compensation.
- Employee vs. Independent Contractor
One of the most important issues in workers’ compensation law involves whether an individual worker is an employee (who may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits) or an independent contractor (who is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.)
- Mandatory Sick Pay in Philadelphia
A crowd of workers cheered last week at City Hall in Philadelphia when Mayor Nutter signed a bill mandating paid sick leave into law, and the City Council approved the legislation.
- Side Effects of Medical Treatment Affect Ability to Work
Individuals suffering from chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia often take prescriptions or undergo medical treatment to help them cope with the symptoms of their conditions.
- New Reporting Rule from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The goal of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is to create safer workplaces, prevent workplace injuries and save the lives of American workers. As of January 1, 2015 OSHA has implemented a new federal policy regarding the reporting of workplace injuries.
- Should You Be Getting Paid Overtime? How to Tell if Your Company Owes You Money
If your employer has misclassified you as an exempt employee, you may be missing out on compensation that you’re legally entitled to.
- Can I Be Fired for Lying on My Job Application?
Some job applicants decide to lie on their application, in their resume or in answers to interview questions in hopes that these lies or exaggerations will help them land the job. However, employing one of these tactics can cause an individual his or her job.
- Potential Risks for Kitchen Workers
Working in a restaurant or commercial kitchen can be dangerous, regardless of the employee’s position. Head chefs and dishwashers alike face a variety of potential hazards that could lead to serious, life-altering or even fatal injuries. Besides the more obvious and immediate dangers of hot stoves and slippery floors, many kitchen hazards are not clearly visible, causing injuries that develop over time.