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Hurricane Season has Begun | PA Benefits Firm

Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Carolinas on Friday, September 14. Meteorologists are predicting the Category 4 storm may pack winds up to 130 MPH and bring heavy rains and flooding. In addition to immediate concern for safety and the impact on business operations, employers are likely to have questions — now and in the … Continued

Federal Employment Law Update – January 2018 | PA Benefit Advisors

WHD Revises Test for Unpaid Internships On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) released a Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB No. 2018-2) establishing that the primary beneficiary test, rather than the six-point test, will determine whether interns at for-profit employers are employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act … Continued

So Who Is a Paid Intern Now? | Pennsylvania Benefit Consultants

On January 5, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) created new guidance for determining whether a worker could be classified as an unpaid intern under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires “for-profit” employers to pay employees for their work. Interns, however, may not be classified as … Continued

How Long do Employers Need to Keep Payroll Records? | PA Benefit Advisors

Under U.S. federal law, employers must keep the payroll records of their employees or former employees for a certain length of time. The amount of time, however, varies according to which statute you refer to, which can make knowing how long to keep employee records confusing. By keeping in mind the required time limits under … Continued

DOL Issues Final Rule Requiring Paid Sick Leave for Some Federal Contractor Employees | PA Employee Benefits

Affirmative Action Alert, October 3, 2016 On Friday, the U.S. Department of Labor published its Final Rule to implement Executive Order 13706, Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors. President Obama issued the Executive Order on Labor Day 2015, and the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule in February 2016. After receiving more than 35,000 comments, the DOL made … Continued

Yay for Snow Days! But Can I Work From Home? | Pennsylvania Employee Benefits

Do employers need to pay employees when bad weather forces the office to close? Other feasibility questions/issues might arise, too, especially around public transportation closures and working from home. Do employers need to pay employees if the office is open, but public transportation is closed? Under the FLSA rules, employers do not need to pay … Continued

DOL Issues Administrator’s Interpretation on Joint Employment | Pennsylvania Employee Benefits

www.thinkhr.com On January 20, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division released Administrator’s Interpretation (AI) No. 2016-1 regarding joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). The AI identifies common scenarios in which two or more employers jointly employ an employee and … Continued

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