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Barley Snyder Adds Four to Partnership

Press Release Date: January 11, 2019

Crocenzi Named to Foundation Board

Press Release Date: December 14, 2018

Barley Snyder's Crocenzi Named to York County Board

Press Release Date: October 29, 2018

Barley Snyder Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Press Release Date: October 8, 2018

Barley Snyder Opens Harrisburg Office

Press Release Date: January 2, 2018

IRS Reaffirms ACA's Employer Mandate

Alert Date: August 24, 2017

Introducing the New(est) Form I-9

Alert Date: July 20, 2017

OSHA E-Filing Rule on Hold

Alert Date: May 18, 2017

Business Growth Conference

Events Date: March 30, 2016

Return of The Persuader Rule

Alert Date: December 10, 2015

NLRB Revisits Joint Employer Standard

Alert Date: August 31, 2015

OSHA and Transgender Employees

Alert Date: June 5, 2015

Employee Relations Forum

Events Date: June 4, 2015

Collaborate 2015 Conference

Events Date: May 21, 2015

The Healthcare Workplace

Events Date: April 29, 2015

Success in Business

Events Date: February 11, 2015

H-1B Filing Season is Upon Us

Alert Date: January 20, 2015

Barley Snyder Names Joshua Schwartz Partner

Press Release Date: January 1, 2015

NLRB Adopts Quickie Election Rule

Alert Date: December 17, 2014

President Obama Issues Executive Order Barring Sexual Orientation Discrimination By Federal Contractors

Alert Date: July 29, 2014

On July 21, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order which amended Executive Order 11246 governing federal contractors. The President amended ERead more

Barley Snyder Attorney Jill Welch Completes Graduate School of Banking Human Resource Management School

Press Release Date: June 12, 2014

Lancaster, PA - Jill Welch, a partner with the law firm of Barley Snyder LLP, recently completed the Graduate SchoolRead more

How will the ruling on same sex marriage in Pennsylvania affect employers?

Alert Date: May 27, 2014

By now, you have probably heard that last Tuesday a federal trial court in Harrisburg invalidated Pennsylvania’s laws regarding same sex marriageRead more

Maryland Enacts Parental Leave Act

Alert Date: May 21, 2014

On May 5th, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the “Parental Leave Act.” The Act becomes effective October 1, 2014, and applies to MaryRead more

Does the Mere “Intention To Be Legally Bound” Make a Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable? Pennsylvania Superior Court Answers “No!”

Alert Date: May 19, 2014

To be enforceable, a non-compete agreement that restricts a former employee from going to work for a competitor must be supported by “sufficient consiRead more

President Obama Issues Executive Order and Memorandum Addressing Compensation Issues for Government Contractors

Alert Date: April 11, 2014

On April 8, 2014, President Obama issued an Executive Order and a Memorandum designed to address compensation for federal government contractors and sRead more

IRS Issues Guidance on the Retroactive Recognition of Same Sex Spouses by Qualified Retirement Plans

Alert Date: April 9, 2014

In Notice 2014-19, published April 4, the IRS issued its first specific guidance on the retroactive application of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Windsor deRead more

Maryland Adds Gender Identity to List of Protected Categories

Alert Date: April 4, 2014

Effective October 1, 2014, Maryland employers are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on “gender-related identity, appearance, exprRead more

PA Supreme Court Reinstates Statutory Employer Immunity for General Contractors

Alert Date: March 31, 2014

In a move sure to relieve general liability insurers and anger personal injury attorneys, the Supreme Court last week reaffirmed a long-standing immunRead more

President Obama Directs the DOL To Expand Scope of Overtime Protections

Alert Date: March 14, 2014

Claiming that outdated overtime exemptions have resulted in “millions of Americans lack[ing] the protections of overtime and even the right to the minRead more

City of Philadelphia Adopts Pregnancy Accommodation Ordinance

Alert Date: February 20, 2014

Employers who operate in the City of Philadelphia have new employment law obligations regarding pregnant employees.Read more

President Obama Signs Executive Order Raising Minimum Wage for Government Contractors

Alert Date: February 19, 2014

On Wednesday, February 12, 2014, President Obama signed his promised Executive Order raising the minimum wage for government contractors and subcontraRead more

New Affordable Care Act Transition Relief for Large and Mid-Size Employers

Alert Date: February 12, 2014

On Monday, the IRS announced two significant delays in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate for providing health insuranceRead more

NLRB Revives “Quickie” Election Rule

Alert Date: February 10, 2014

Back in 2011, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proposed a rule that would have significantly shortened the period between the filing of a petRead more

Voluntary Disability Self Disclosure Form Published on OFCCP’s Website

Alert Date: January 29, 2014

The long awaited Voluntary Self Disclosure form is now available to government contractors on the website of the Office of Federal Contract ComplianceRead more

Minimum Wage to Increase for Federal Contractors

Alert Date: January 29, 2014

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama announced his plan to issue an executive order requiring federal service anRead more

NLRB Posting Requirement for Private Employers: Dead on Arrival

Alert Date: January 9, 2014

The National Labor Relations Board’s proposed posting requirement is dead. Readers might recall that in 2011, the NLRB proposed a rule mandating that Read more

It's a New Year - With a New Posting Requirement in New Jersey

Alert Date: December 27, 2013

Beginning January 6, 2014, covered New Jersey employers must conspicuously post the Gender Equity Notice in the workplace.Read more

National Association of Manufacturers Challenges DOL’s Union-Rights Posting Requirement

Alert Date: December 20, 2013

On December 18, 2013, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) challenging aRead more

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Sue Department of Labor To Stop Implementation of Disability Hiring Rule

Alert Date: November 27, 2013

The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), a construction trade group, sued the Department of Labor (DOL) on November 20, 2013 in the U.S. DRead more

Commonwealth Court Reaffirms Insurers’ Duty to Assert Subrogation Liens During Workers’ Compensation Litigation

Alert Date: November 13, 2013

It is well-established that health insurers, auto insurers, and other payers of wage loss or medical benefits can recoup payments made to injured partRead more

U.S. Senate Approves Nationwide Ban on LGBT Employment Discrimination

Alert Date: November 7, 2013

Today, by a vote of 64 to 32, the United States Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2013 (“ENDA”).Read more

IRS Allows $500 Exception to the Health FSA Use-It-Or-Lose-It Rule

Alert Date: November 4, 2013

On October 31, 2013 the IRS issued Notice 2013-71, significantly modifying the longstanding general rule applicable to health care flexible spending aRead more

New Jersey Joins 13 Other States and the District of Columbia to Allow Same Sex Marriages

Alert Date: October 24, 2013

In the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) ruling, New Jersey became the 14th state to allow same-sex marriage.Read more

New Jersey Employment Law Update: Governor Christie Signs Social Media Privacy and Pay Equity Bills

Alert Date: September 25, 2013

New Jersey has become the latest state barring employers from requiring job applicants to turn over their social media passwords and user names for inRead more

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Minimum Wage and Overtime Requirements To Most In Home Health Care Workers

Alert Date: September 23, 2013

On September 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a final rule extending the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) minimum wage and overtRead more

Valid Same-Sex Marriages Recognized for All Federal Tax Purposes Regardless of Domiciliary State Law

Alert Date: August 30, 2013

In Revenue Ruling 2013-17, issued on August 29, 2013, the IRS ruled that same-sex couples who are legally married in a jurisdiction that authorizes suRead more

Court Clarifies “Course of Employment” for Employees Injured at Work

Alert Date: August 30, 2013

To be compensable under the Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Act, an injury must occur “in the course of employment.”Read more

OFCCP Orders Federal Contractors to Step Up Recruitment of Veteran and Disabled Applicants

Alert Date: August 28, 2013

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has taken the final step to implement controversial regulations regarding federal contracRead more

Employers Must Furnish Exchange Notice by October 1

Alert Date: August 27, 2013

While employers have been given a reprieve, until 2015, from the potential application of “play or pay” penalties under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”Read more

Micro-Unions Are Here to Stay

Alert Date: August 19, 2013

On August 16, 2013, the Sixth Circuit upheld the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) controversial Specialty Healthcare decisionRead more

Stark Reminder Regarding Individual Liability Under the FMLA

Alert Date: 08/16/2013

In the recent case of Smith v Center for Organ Recovery and Education, a federal judge in Western Pennsylvania declined to dismiss a plaintiff’s FMLA Read more

DOL Clarifies Guidance on Same-Sex Spouses and FMLA

Alert Date: 08/13/2013

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has revised its guidance documents to clarify the eligibility of same-sex spouses to take leave under the Family anRead more

Government Contractors Beware: OFCCP Submits Section 503 Final Regulations to OMB for Approval

Alert Date: August 1, 2013

If the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) has its way, federal contractors and subcontractors may soon have additional obligatioRead more

DC Circuit Court of Appeals Vacates US DOL’s Mortgage Loan Officer Administrator Interpretation

Alert Date: July 8, 2013

Those of you in the banking and mortgage industry likely have been following the case of Mortgage Bankers Association v. HarrisRead more

Implications for PA Employers Following the Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage DOMA Decision

Alert Date: July 1, 2013

On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a narrow 5-4 decision captioned United States v. Windsor, ruled that Section 3 of the federal Defense of Read more

Employers Sponsoring Self-Insured Health Plans, HRAs and Certain FSAs Face July 31, 2013 Deadline For Paying Initial Health Care Reform PCORI Fee

Alert Date: June 26, 2013

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers that sponsor a self-insured health plan, a health reimbursement arrangement ("HRA") in conjunction with an inRead more

Supreme Court Narrows Scope of "Supervisor" Liability Under Title VII

Alert Date: June 25, 2013

In another victory for employers, on Monday the Supreme Court narrowly defined who counts as a "supervisor" for purposes of Title VII vicarious liabilRead more

U.S. Supreme Court Requires Heightened "But For" Standard In Retaliation Cases

Alert Date: June 24, 2013

Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a win for employers—and a blow to plaintiffs—by requiring plaintiffs alleging retaliation to prRead more

Fox Searchlight Case Highlights Importance of Reviewing Intern Programs

Alert Date: June 19, 2013

In a high-profile case that has received significant, hyperbolic media coverage over the past weekRead more

Risk Busters: Managing Risk Through Insurance

Article Date: June 4, 2013

Utilizing insurance to transfer or share risk is a key strategy for successful risk management.Read more

Who Is a Full-Time Employee? Health Care Reform's Employer Penalty Provisions

Article Date: May 24, 2013

Please visit to view a recording of this complimentary webinar.Read more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approves Waiver of Third-Party Claims Under Workers Compensation Act

Alert Date: May 24, 2013

In a case of first impression that is sure to have long-lasting impact on contractors, temporary staffing agencies, workers’ compensation adjustors, aRead more

GOING, GOING, GONE? Another Step Towards Invalidating the NLRB’S Recent Decisions

Alert Date: May 17, 2013

Yesterday, in New Vista Nursing, the Third Circuit (which covers Pennsylvania) invalidated President Obama’s March 2010 recess appointment of Craig BeRead more

Beware of Post-Offer Medical Exam Inquiries: EEOC Files and Settles First GINA Lawsuit

Alert Date: May 10, 2013

Many employers conduct post-offer, pre-employment medical examinations and rely on outside medical practitioners to make determinations about employeeRead more

Death Knell for the NLRB Notice Posting Rule?

Alert Date: May 10, 2013

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has issued an opinion vacating the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) notice-postiRead more

D.C. District Court Ruling Will Have Far-Reaching Impact on Healthcare Providers

Alert Date: April 25, 2013

On March 30, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia handed down a landmark ruling in the case of UPMC Braddock v. Harris that willRead more

Obama Budget Proposes (Yet) More Enforcement

Alert Date: April 16, 2013

As we have noted previously, over the past four years both the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) have bRead more

Attorney David Freedman Pens Feature Article on FMLA Compliance

Alert Date: March 2013

Barley Snyder Employment Attorney David Freedman penned the feature article in Business2Business Magazine’s March issue.Read more

When Retirement Isn’t Really Retirement: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Early Retirees Eligible for Unemployment Compensation Benefits

Alert Date: February 2013

In Diehl v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that early retirees are eligible for unemploymentRead more

Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxes

Alert Date: February 2013

Employers who have made severance payments to laid off employees may be entitled to refunds of Federal Insurance Contributions Act (“FICA”) taxes remiRead more

U.S. Department of Labor Issues Final Regulations Regarding FMLA’s Qualifying Exigency and Military Caregiver Provisions

Alert Date: February 2013

On February 5, 2013, the United States Department of Labor issued final regulations implementing amendments to the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).Read more

President Obama and Senators Deliver Comprehensive Immigration Reform Plans

Alert Date: January 2013

The need to reform the country’s current immigration system seems to be one of the few issues on which Congress and the Obama Administration may agreeRead more

David Keller Selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer”

Press Release Date: January 30, 2013

Lancaster, PA - The Law Office of Barley Snyder is pleased to announce that David Keller has been selected as a “2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & EmplRead more

Right-To-Work Bills Introduced in Pennsylvania

Alert Date: January 2013

A number of Pennsylvania legislators have introduced bills which would have Pennsylvania follow in the footsteps of Indiana and Michigan by limiting uRead more

FY2014 H-1B Filing Season is Upon Us

Alert Date: 01/24/2013

On April 1, 2013, the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Citizen and Immigration Services will begin accepting applications for the H-1B Read more

U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies FMLA’s Adult Child Requirements

Alert Date: 01/23/2013

On January 14, 2013, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) released an administrator’s interpretation providing clarification on the definitioRead more

NLRB Orders Employer to Reinstate Employees Fired Over Facebook Comments

Alert Date: 12/21/2012

Five employees fired by non-profit Hispanics United over Facebook comments they made have now been reinstated by a 3-1 decision of the National Labor Read more

Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice Changes to be Implemented Shortly

Alert Date: 11/12/2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has promulgated revisions to various forms required by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in the conRead more

NLRB Provides Clarity Regarding Permissible At-Will Employment Acknowledgments

Alert Date: 11/01/2012

On October 31, 2012 the Office for the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued advice memos in two separate cases clarifRead more

Alert: Pennsylvania Enacts New Child Labor Act

Alert Date: 11/01/2012

On October 24, 2012, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law a new Child Labor Act, which essentially replaces the prior law in its entiretyRead more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Expands Scope of Workers' Compensation Liability for “Statutory Employers”

Alert Date: 09/13/2012

In a landmark decision that effectively overrules approximately thirty years of precedent, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently expanded “statutRead more

Publications Alert: NLRB Rules that Employer’s Request for Confidentiality During Internal Investigation Violated NLRB Section 7.

Alert Date: 08/30/2012

On July 30, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued a 2-1 decision in the case of In re Banner Health SystemRead more

Supreme Court Decision Means Full Speed Ahead on Health Care Reform

Alert Date: 06/28/2012

In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court on June 28 upheld the constitutionality of the cornerstone provision of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act,Read more

Recent NLRB Guidance -- Good And Bad

Alert Date: 06/04/2012

On May 31, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a third report on social media cases reviewed by the agencyRead more

EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance Regarding Employers’ Use of Criminal History Information

Alert Date: 05/01/2012

Last week, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued an “enforcement guidance” regarding the use of criminal history iRead more

EEOC Recognizes Transgender Identity as a Protected Classification

Alert Date: 04/25/2012

In a first-ever decision, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has recognized that discrimination against transgender emRead more

Court Blocks NLRB's Posting Requirement

Alert Date: 04/17/2012

As reported yesterday in this article, on April 13, a South Carolina federal court ruled that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) lacked authoriRead more

Federal Court Finds NLRB's Employee Rights Posting Unlawful

Alert Date: 04/16/2012

On Friday, April 13, a federal court in South Carolina ruled that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) lacked authority to issue the notice-postiRead more

USCIS Fraud Unit Site Visits - What Employers Need to Know and How to Prepare

Alert Date: 03/14/2012

Over the past few months employers have continued to experience unannounced site visits by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Office of Fraud Read more

The Latest on NLRB Notice Posting Rule

Alert Date: 03/12/2012

On March 2, 2012 the District Court ruled in National Association of Manufacturers v. NLRB that the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) was permitRead more

Racial Harassment Plaintiff Asked Supreme Court To Clarify Supervisor Liability Under Title VII

Alert Date: 02/23/2012

In June of 1998, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two cases involving claims of sexual harassment under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 whRead more

NLRB Limits Scope of Non-Union Arbitration Agreements

Alert Date: 01/24/2012

Many employers require their employees, as a condition of employment, to sign agreements stating that any dispute arising from their employment will bRead more

Alert: OFCCP Proposes Rule Targeting Hiring of Disabled

Alert Date: 12/09/2011

The Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), proposed a new rule on Thursday, December 8, 2011Read more

Alert: Two New Tax Credits For Employers Who Hire Veterans

Alert Date: 11/30/2011

On November 21, 2011, President Obama signed into law two tax credits designed to bring unemployed veterans back to work.Read more

Pennsylvania Enacts “Notario Publico” Ban

Alert Date: November 11, 2013

On October 9, 2013, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 73, which aims to reduce deceptive practices targeting Spanish-speaking indiRead more

Alert: NLRB Delays Implementation of Notice-Posting Rule

Alert Date: 10/07/2011

On October 6th, the NLRB announced that it has postponed the implementation date for its new notice-posting rule by more than two months, until JanuarRead more

NLRB Issues Final Rule Requiring Employers to Post Notice to Inform Employees of Union Related Rights

Alert Date: 08/31/2011

In January of this year we sent a Client Alert regarding proposed rule making by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) which, if adoptedRead more

Pennsylvania Passes Unemployment Compensation Law Reform

Alert Date: 06/27/2011

The Unemployment Compensation process underwent significant changes with the recent enactment of Senate Bill 1030, which ensures the continuation of aRead more

Wal-Mart Fails to Overturn Award of $187.6 Million For Wage and Hour Violations, But Pennsylvania Superior Court Sends $45.6 Million Award of Attorneys’ Fees Back to Trial Court Due to Potential

Alert Date: 06/16/2011

Wal-Mart Fails to Overturn Award of $187.6 Million For Wage and Hour Violations, But Pennsylvania Superior Court Sends $45.6 Million Award of AttorneyRead more

OFCCP Settles First Administrative Complaint Of Sex Discrimination Based On Compensation

Alert Date: 06/07/2011

Clients who are federal contractors and subcontractors should take note of a recent settlement between the Office of Federal Contract Compliance ProgrRead more

U.S. Department Of Labor Launches Initiative To Protect Hotel And Motel Workers In Pennsylvania

Alert Date: 06/07/2011

On June 2, 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued a press release announcing an enforcement initiative focusing on PeRead more

“We’ve Got An App For That”: U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employees To Track Time and Wages on Its New Smartphone Application

Alert Date: 05/16/2011

Those of you who attended our recent Employment Law Seminar heard of several U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)Read more

Employers Should Beware of “Ban the Box” Legislation

Alert Date: 04/29/2011

In April 2011, the City of Philadelphia enacted a new ordinance entitled the “Fair Criminal Record Screening Standards.Read more

Jill Welch Featured in Business2Business Magazine

Article Date: 03/28/2011

Launched in September of 2000, Business2Business magazine publishes editions in Chester and Berks Counties, Lancaster County and the Harrisburg Metro Read more

Alert: Supreme Court Backs Employee in Wage Complaint Case

Alert Date: 03/23/2011

Yesterday, in the case of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp., the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling which will impact how an employer rRead more

NLRB Proposes Requiring Employers to Post Notice to Inform Employees of Union Related Rights

Alert Date: 01/14/2011

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently proposed a rule governing notification of employee rights under the National Labor Relations Act Read more

Pennsylvania Construction Contractors Under The Gun For Misclassifying Employees As Independent Contractors

Alert Date: 10/20/2010

On October 13, Governor Rendell signed into law the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act which makes it both a civil and a criminal offense foRead more

PA Health Care Institutions' Ability To Use 8/80 Overtime Calculation Called Into Question

Alert Date: 06/03/2010

A recent case out of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas is calling into question whether Pennsylvania health care institutions can rely on the 8/8Read more

New Health Care Law’s Small Business Tax Credit Available to Tax-Exempt Employers

Alert Date: 04/13/2010

To encourage small employers to offer, or continue offering, health care coverage to their employeesRead more

The "New" Health Care Reform Bill: What It Means for You and Your Business

Alert Date: 03/31/2010

Passage of the President's Health Care Reform Bill will have a dramatic impact upon all Americans.Read more

Employment Law Alert: FMLA Leave Expanded for Military Families

Alert Date: 11/11/2009

On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2647)Read more

Employment Law Alert: Recent Bills Will Impact PA Employers Sponsoring Health Insurance Plans for Employees

Alert Date: 06/22/2009

This Barley Snyder Alert summarizes two bills recently signed by Governor Ed Rendell that significantly impact Pennsylvania employers sponsoring healtRead more

Employment Alert: New Edition of Form I-9 Takes Effect April 3, 2009

Alert Date: 04/03/2009

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) implementation of the regulation requiring employers to use a new Employment Eligibility VerificatiRead more

Employment Law Alert: New Federal Laws Impact Group Health Plans

Alert Date: 02/24/2009

The following alert contains time sensitive information about the requirements for complying with recent legislation which impacts employer-sponsored Read more

Barley Snyder's Employment Training Programs for 2009

Article Date: February 10, 2009

Barley Snyder’s Employment Training Programs provide practical guidance in these turbulent times to help your management team to act decisively and miRead more

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