In Pennsylvania, employers are generally required to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees, which may include light duty assignments based on medical recommendations. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) prohibits discrimination against employees based on pregnancy, childbirth,...View More
In Pennsylvania, employment laws generally allow employers to change employees' schedules, including hours of work, shift times, or days off, as long as the changes comply with relevant labor laws and employment contracts.
However, employers are typically required to provide reasonable...View More
I'm a remote employee in PA, until now my internet was extensible but is no longer going to be covered by my employer. Since internet is 100% necessary for my job role, shouldn't at least part of the fee be covered?
In Pennsylvania, employers are generally not required by law to reimburse employees for business expenses, including internet costs for remote work. However, some employers may have their own expense reimbursement policies.
To find out if your employer offers any reimbursement for internet...View More
First and foremost, your son's medical marijuana use should be protected under Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law. Employers are generally prohibited from discriminating against employees solely based on their status as a certified medical marijuana patient.
Required to enter our time started or ended only in 15 min chunks. If our work takes us 5 minutes past end of shift we are told we must stay and work another 10 minutes to get paid for the 5; if 5 early and start working we lose those. But they dock us to the minute if we are late or leave early.... View More
This could potentially be a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law that requires non-exempt employees be paid time and a half for hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week. There are other laws that may be implicated, but my answer is based on the FLSA, which allows an...View More
Police officer hurt in line of duty, car accident. On Heart & Lung for two years. Removed from Heart & Lung and placed on admin leave and workmen's comp after Failed suicide attempt. My doctor said I could no longer be a police officer due to the accident. Sent for independent... View More
This is a complicated fact pattern, and you really should meet with a workers' compensation attorney in your area. From the limitted information available, you certainly appear to have a workers' compensation claim. You should know that taking the pension may reduce the amount you...View More
A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. In the brief post, it isn't clear if the pesticide exposure and discrimination are related or separate issues. You could reach out to attorneys to try to set up a free initial consult. I can't speak for...View More
I am a DJ. The company for which I work has establishments set up regular weekly gigs with them, to which I get assigned. Each week, I prep the materials out of my own pocket, drive to the establishment on my own dime, and work the gig each Wednesday. When the gig occurs normally, I am... View More
In California; "―Hours worked‖ means the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time the employee is suffered or permitted to work, whether or not required to do so." Under Federal law: "“Employ” includes to suffer or...View More
Yes. In at-will employment states, you or the employer can terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason, or for no reason at all. The one exception to this rule is if you are targeted for termination based on a discriminatory reason (i.e., based on race, national origin,...View More
My friends and family have been keeping their distance from me for a few years. I am being gaslighted (I hate to mention it) because it is a difficult thing to prove. It makes it seem like is all in my head. However, I draw the line when it happens at work. I will not be able to support myself... View More
First of all, you should never include your name or other identifying information on sites like these, which are open to everyone, including the folks you're concerned about.. Secondly, although the purpose of this site is often misunderstood, it's not a jobs board so it's highly...View More
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It appears you asked for reasonable accommodations for your disability. The employer had an obligation to engage in a good faith interactive process to determine if you could complete your job with or without accommodations. If you want to take action,...View More
I have an employee that i want to hire as a 1099 independant contractor. Outside of me putting them into my payroll as a 1099 contractor, what else do i need to make sure they are classified the correct way?
You should contact a Pennsylvania employment lawyer directly to discuss your situation, as whether a worker can be properly classified as an independent contractor depends on a variety of different factors and will be highly dependent on the specific facts of their situation. Labels alone (such as...View More
My employer is telling me that I do not get holiday pay as a 36 hour full time employee, but 40 hour employees do. They said the reason I don't is because I work four days and it's a benefit to have a day off during the week. I think this is very unfair and I want to know if there are any... View More
There are no laws that require employers to offer paid time off, so unfortunately, if your employer does offer this benefit, they can offer it on their own terms (in this situation, to some employees but not others).
You would have to see a lawyer to determine whether you can sue the other party for lost wages. Employment laws vary from state to state. I think you'd have a tough time proving that you lost income as an independent contractor. W2 employee income is known and predictable, but yours isn't...View More
What is a reasonable accommodation depends a lot on the facts (like what type of disability you have and what kind of accommodation you're requesting). If you can do you job but just need an accommodation, then I would recommend talking to an employment lawyer in your area. If you think you...View More
I'm on workers comp for 13 + months. I ve been told since July I was replaced in my job and being sent to night shift . My job was Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 3 pm. I've been there 32 years . I have never received any info on this from HR and nothing at all from my union. Emails were... View More
Sadly, workers' compensation does not provide you with any guarantee that you will be returned to the same shift or even the same job title as before your injury. However, if you fail to report to an offered position within your work restrictions it may result in a reduction or even...View More
Employer is not honoring hand book policy on leave time give. In the handbook it is stated in terms of days . Our facility is running permanent 10 and 12 hr schedule but vacation is accured based on 8 hour usage therefore does not equal the hours needed to cover stated days given. For instance 5... View More
Unfortunately, there is no law that requires paid time off, so employers have a lot of discretion to make the rules regarding when (and how much) they offer. However, this may be worth bringing a complaint to the attention of your HR department and explaining the discrepancy if you have not already...View More
Union vote for a segment of employees was counted 4/8. Since then a 4% raise was approved for everyone but the segment of employees who took part in the union vote and a 2.5% bonus was announced today again for everyone but those who will have union representation. Is this legal?
I'd like to hear more about this, but based on your representation, it appears to be unlawful discrimination under the National Labor Relations Act. For example, Section 8(a)(3) of the Act makes it an unfair labor practice for an
employer to discriminate against employees “in regard...View More
im in PA. I have a signed contract stating that either party must give 30 days notice. my employer let me go on the spot. did not pay me my 24 hr PTO (handbook states they would) and wasn't paid for the 30 days. im a nurse practitioner and bc of credentialing, I wasn't even able to work... View More
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