Published: May 11, 2017

As the weather warms up and teens prepare for summer break, many employers ramp up their workforces with student workers to cover extra demand or vacation schedules of regular employees. Here are five tips on avoiding legal pitfalls when hiring summer workers:

1. Make sure to follow rules on work hours for minors. For example, in Pennsylvania, during summer break, here are some of the rules that apply to employing minors:

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Published: March 31, 2017

On Monday, March 27, President Trump issued an Executive Order revoking President Obama’s Executive Order 13673, Fair Pay & Safe Workplaces, a/k/a “Blacklisting” Rule.  The bulk of the Rule had already been enjoined by a Texas federal district court on October 24, 2016, just hours before it was slated to go into effect; however, the injunction did not affect the “paycheck transparency” requirements that went into effect January 1, 2017.  President Trump also took care of that issue by instructing federal agencies to rescind any rules, regulations, or guidance implementing or e

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Published: December 1, 2016

On November 28, 2016, a Texas federal judge denied a request for a preliminary injunction, which sought to enjoin implementation of the anti-retaliation provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) new injury and reporting rule, which was unveiled by OSHA in May of this year. The final rule requires electronic reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses, requires employers to inform workers of their right to access injury and illness data, and prohibits retaliation against employees for reporting on-the-job injuries and illnesses.

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Published: November 19, 2012

Workplace situations involving domestic violence are fact-intensive and the liability an employer faces will likely be complex.

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