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Philadelphia Moves One Step Closer To Providing A “Fair Workweek” For Retail, Food Service, And Hospitality Employees
In our October 3rd entry, we addressed the pending Fair Workweek Ordinance, currently being considered by Philadelphia City Council. The proposed Ordinance aims
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Retail, Food Service, And Hospitality Employees

In June 2018, Philadelphia City Councilmember Helen Gym introduced legislation designed to improve predictability in scheduled shifts for employees in the retail, hospitality, and food services sector – the second largest sector of the Philadelphia economy. The proposed “Fair Workweek”
Continue Reading Philadelphia Considers A “Fair Workweek” For 130,000 Employees

On June 12, 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (“DLI”) submitted a proposed rulemaking to amend the regulations that exempt executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) salaried workers from overtime requirements under the Minimum Wage Act of 1968.
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Exemptions

According to the late great Tom Petty, “the waiting is the hardest part.” The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (the “Court”), however, begs to differ with The Heartbreakers’ leading man. After waiting for over a
Continue Reading You Can Ask About It, But You Can’t Rely Upon It: Finally, a Resolution to
the Constitutionality of Philadelphia’s Wage Equity Ordinance Seeking to
Ban the Misuse of Salary History Information

Pennsylvania Court Rejects Fluctuating Workweek Method of Calculating of Overtime
Last month, the Pennsylvania Superior Court weighed in on its position regarding overtime calculation under the “fluctuating workweek” method. The Court affirmed that the use of this method to determine
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Overtime

Bailets v. Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission – Pennsylvania Supreme Court Strengthens Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law for Whistleblower Plaintiffs
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the “Supreme Court”) has taken the “whistleblowers be made whole” purpose of the Pennsylvania Whistleblower Law, 43 P.S. §§1421-1428, (the
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Strengthens Pennsylvania’s Whistleblower Law for Whistleblower Plaintiffs