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Our team is ready to guide you through the complex employment issues facing business today.

Your Counselors on Call

We pride ourselves on being your “Counselors on Call,” providing responsive, coordinated representation in all aspects of labor and employment. We provide effective counsel to public and private sector employers in employment, labor, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, and immigration. Our clients range from family-owned businesses to some of the largest employers in the region. We counsel industries including retail, higher education, manufacturing, construction, hospitals and health care, communications and printing, professional services, food processing and non-profit organizations.

Our Experience

Our experience covers a wide range of employment matters, including:

  • General counseling of employers on issues stemming from hiring, discipline, termination, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance
  • Policy review, including review of employee handbooks and manuals, substance abuse testing, electronic communications, document retention and other areas
  • Workforce reductions
  • Separation agreements
  • Wage and hour compliance, including compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment and collection laws
  • Compliance with military leave laws
  • Union Avoidance
  • Grievance Arbitrations
  • Affirmative Action plans and OFCCP audits
  • Audits of employment practices
  • I-9 and Immigration matters
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Employee health and welfare benefit plan issues
  • Mediation – for specific information on our mediation services, visit our Litigation page here

Employment Training

We regularly host Employment Training Programs that provide practical guidance, knowledge and resources to help your management team act decisively and minimize legal risk by staying up-to-date with the myriad of changes in employment law. Contact us and ask about our training programs including:

  • Discipline and Discharge
  • Effective Documentation in the Workplace
  • FMLA/ADA/Workers’ Compensation Interplay
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • I-9 Compliance
  • Legal Issues in Hiring
  • OSHA compliance
  • Pre-Employment Screening and Testing
  • Risk Management Strategies for Managers
  • Sexual and Other Harassment
  • Social Media in the Workplace
  • Strategies to Reduce Workplace Violence
  • Understanding Your Affirmative Action Obligations as a Government Contractor
  • Union Avoidance
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • Workers’ Compensation

We also have the ability to provide many of these programs in Spanish for employers with large Spanish-speaking employee populations.

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NLRB Goes Pro-Employer (Again) in New Ruling

In yet another break from precedent, the NLRB held recently that employers ...

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December 23, 2019

NLRB Chisels Away at Micro-Units

The controversial – and often confusing – “micro-units” of unions h...

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December 17, 2019

NLRB Makes Pro-Employer Changes to “Ambush” Rule

An NLRB rule change last week eased the standards of an Obama-era rule and ...

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December 11, 2019

Broad Non-Disparagement Agreements Now in Question

Employers using non-disparagement agreements could be under scrutiny after ...

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October 18, 2019

Pennsylvania Tries Again With Updated Overtime Final Rule

On the heels of September’s final federal decision on increased over...

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September 24, 2019

BREAKING NEWS: At Long Last, DOL Issues Final Rule on OT Standards

The U.S. Department of Labor finally settled on the salary thresholds regar...

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August 19, 2019

Intermittent FMLA Leave Allowed to Attend IEP Meetings

A parent can use intermittent Family and Medical Leave to attend an individ...

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August 15, 2019

Proposed NLRB Rule Dials Back to Obama Era

What You Should Know  The National Labor Relations Board has prop...

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August 15, 2019

Barley Snyder Places 21 Attorneys on “Best Lawyers” List

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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August 6, 2019

Barley Snyder Mourns Loss of David Keller

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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July 29, 2019

Barley Snyder Attorney Mooney Named President of Berks Arts Council Board

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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July 8, 2019

Maryland Joins Growing Trend to Ban Non-Compete Agreements

Maryland has become the latest state to take on non-compete agreements, ban...

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July 2, 2019

Barley Snyder Enters NLJ’s Top 500 as “Top-Ranked New Entrant”

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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June 19, 2019

NLRB Allows Employers to Ban Union Organizers From Union Activity In Employers’ Public Areas

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently reconsidered and overrul...

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April 11, 2019

Update Your Settlement Agreements After New Jersey Bans Some Non-Disclosure Provisions

In the wake of the #metoo movement, victims’ advocates pushed for measure...

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April 5, 2019

EEOC Sets September 30 Deadline for Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has set a September 30 deadline...

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April 4, 2019

NLRB Changes Rule on Successor’s Bargaining Obligations

A National Labor Relations Board decision this week may help more businesse...

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April 3, 2019

DOL Proposes Pro-Employer Changes to Joint Employer Rule

Employers should be applauding a new federal proposal to amend its currentl...

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April 2, 2019

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Changes to Regular Rate of Pay

After more than 50 years, the U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to upda...

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March 29, 2019

Court Slams the Brakes on Association Health Plans’ Expansion

A federal court yesterday delivered a blow to efforts by the Trump administ...

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March 15, 2019

DOL Opinion Letter Allows Employee Incentive Programs for Community Service Work

The Fair Labor Standards Act permits employee incentive programs, including...

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March 14, 2019

DOL Opinion Letter Addresses Paid Leave Under FMLA

Sick leave and FMLA leave must run concurrent. So says the the U.S. Departm...

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March 8, 2019

DOL Releases Much-Anticipated Proposed Update to Overtime Regulations

More than a million more American employees would be eligible for overtime ...

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March 7, 2019

NLRB Shoots Down Lobbying as a “Representational Function” of a Union

As union membership continues to decline, the NLRB has delivered another bl...

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March 6, 2019

EEO-1 Pay Data Gathering Reinstated; Compliance Deadline Uncertain

While a federal judge on Monday reinstated a rule requiring large employers...

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February 28, 2019

Audit Scheduling List to be Released in March

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has announced it...

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February 19, 2019

DOL Updates Guidance Regarding the Tip Credit for Side Work

Hospitality employers now have clearer guidance regarding the “tip credit...

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February 13, 2019

Section 503 Targeted Audit Letters on the Way for Some Federal Contractors

In 2018, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) vowed t...

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February 12, 2019

David Freedman Named Vice President of Lancaster Bar Association

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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February 5, 2019

Dept. of Homeland Security Issues Final Rule Governing Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions

Employers need to know about two major changes the Department of Homeland S...

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January 24, 2019

How the Federal Government Shutdown Could Affect Your Business

We have now passed the one-month point for the federal government shutdown,...

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January 14, 2019

DOL Weighs in on Additional Compensation for Professionals

Your company is headed into a year-end crunch with multiple projects all fa...

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January 11, 2019

Barley Snyder Adds Four to Partnership

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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January 10, 2019

Barley Snyder Adds Sarah Yerger to its Harrisburg Office

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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December 27, 2018

Pennsylvania Sets 2019 Workers’ Compensation Rate Calculations

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry has updated its workers...

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December 14, 2018

Crocenzi Named to Foundation Board

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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November 30, 2018

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Lays Out Blueprint for Cybersecurity Responsibilities

Employees should expect their employers to store their personal information...

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November 7, 2018

Municipalities Subject to Age Discrimination Act Regardless of Size

State and local government entities – regardless of the number of workers...

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November 5, 2018

OSHA Pulls Back on Previous Guidance with New Position

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has clarified its positio...

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October 29, 2018

Barley Snyder’s Crocenzi Named to York County Board

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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October 8, 2018

Barley Snyder Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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July 19, 2018

Deadline Extended for Public Comment on Pa. OT Regulation Changes

If you are planning to comment on the sweeping changes the Pennsylvania Dep...

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July 11, 2018

Pennsylvania Proposes Major Overhaul to OT Regulations

A new Pennsylvania proposal could change the way businesses in the state pa...

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June 28, 2018

The ADA and Mandatory Vaccine Policies: How Far Must an Employer Go to Accommodate?

Employers that require vaccinations as a condition of employment might need...

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June 27, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Reverses Course, Nixes Fair Share Fees for Unions

The U.S. Supreme Court has a history when it comes to the permiss...

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June 21, 2018

Administration Expands Availability of Association Health Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday issued regulations implementing Pre...

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June 14, 2018

Barley Snyder Partner David Freedman Earns Pro Bono Award

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinator msadowski@barle...

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June 8, 2018

Floodgates Now Potentially Open for Disability Reinstatement Petitions

When the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declared impairment ratings to be ...

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Press Release
May 24, 2018

Barley Snyder Attorney David Keller Wins Prestigious “Exemplar Award”

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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May 22, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court Gives Employers an “Epic” Victory

A Supreme Court decision this week could lead to a seismic shift in how cla...

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May 18, 2018

Nine Barley Snyder Attorneys Named to “Super Lawyers” Lists

Related Professionals: Salvatore Anastasi, Thomas A. French, George C. W...

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April 3, 2018

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Affirms $1.6 million Whistleblower Award

According to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, damages in a whistleblower sui...

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April 1, 2018

IRS Surprises by Reversing Surprise Mid-Year HSA Limit Reduction

The Internal Revenue Service on April 26 issued its official response to ov...

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March 15, 2018

Barley Snyder’s Jill Welch Named to Boy Scouts Board

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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March 12, 2018

Are March Madness Pools a Good Bet for the Workplace?

It’s March Madness season and the start of the NCAA Division 1 college ba...

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March 9, 2018

Surprise HSA Limit Reduction May Require Employer Action

Employers should consider steps to address employee health savings account ...

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January 31, 2018

H-1B Visas: File Now or Forever Hold Your Peace?

Every year around this time employers subject to the H-1B visa cap start co...

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January 12, 2018

Now We Know the Government Means Business: Prepare for an ICE Raid

The federal government has done everything but release a road map of what b...

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January 2, 2018

Barley Snyder Opens Harrisburg Office

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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December 21, 2017

NLRB Rolls Back Expansive “Joint Employer” Standard

In a 3-2 vote along party lines, the Republican-appointed National Labor Re...

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December 20, 2017

NLRB Sets New Standard for Employee Handbooks

The National Labor Relations Board set a new standard regarding employer ru...

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December 18, 2017

The International Entrepreneur Rule is Back . . . for Now

The International Entrepreneur Rule: first it was on, then it was off,...

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November 6, 2017

Medical Marijuana Closer to Entering the Pennsylvania Workforce

The Pennsylvania Department of Health officially launched its medical marij...

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October 27, 2017

The Bully Leader: Lessons from the Harvey Weinstein Scandal

The allegations of outrageous conduct against Harvey Weinstein have dominat...

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October 19, 2017

Executive Order on Association Health Plans Could Benefit Employers

Stymied by the lack of congressional progress toward repealing, replacing o...

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October 13, 2017

Dallas Cowboys’ Controversy Highlights Trap for Union and Non-Union Employers

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones publicly announced last week that he would...

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October 2, 2017

Fair Share Fees on the Docket at the Supreme Court – Again

The Supreme Court of the United States has again elected to weigh-in on the...

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September 28, 2017

Crocenzi Named “Volunteer of the Year” at Bethesda Mission

Media Contact: Michael Sadowski, Communications Coordinatormsadowski@barley...

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September 15, 2017

New EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements Suspended Indefinitely

Larger employers no longer have the immediate worry about collecting and an...

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September 14, 2017

Check the DOL’s Overtime Rule for a Pulse

By now, you’ve likely heard that the U.S. Department of Labor’s overtim...

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August 31, 2017

USCIS to Require Interviews for Employment-Based Adjustment Applicants

Starting in October, there could be a bureaucratic backlog for businesses w...

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August 24, 2017

IRS Reaffirms ACA’s Employer Mandate

While the long-term future of the Affordable Care Act may be in doubt, the ...

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August 10, 2017

Business Immigration in the Trump Era, Part 1: Worksite Enforcement

(Note: This is the first in a series of new immigration enforcement policie...

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July 31, 2017

Jennifer Craighead Carey Appears on “PA Newsmakers”

Barley Snyder Partner Jennifer Craighead Carey appeared on the talk show &#...

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July 24, 2017

Trump Administration Plans to Ax the International Entrepreneur Rule

Last week the Department of Homeland Security announced that it would delay...

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July 20, 2017

Introducing the New(est) Form I-9

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced that employers must...

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July 18, 2017

Pa. Supreme Court: Former Employees Can’t View Their Personnel Files

Employers now can be confident in denying requests from former employees to...

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July 10, 2017

ICE Officials: More Workplace Enforcement and New Form I-9 on the Way

(NOTE: Barley Snyder Partner David Freedman attended the American...

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July 7, 2017

DOL Signals Change May Be in Store for Overtime Rule

Two moves by the U.S. Department of Labor at the end of June signal changes...

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July 6, 2017

DOL Once Again Welcoming Requests for Opinion Letters

In welcome news to employers – and their counsel – U.S. Department of L...

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June 26, 2017

IREs Held as Unconstitutional in Workers’ Compensation Cases

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last week drastically altered the landscape ...

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June 17, 2017

Recognizing Juneteenth

In honor of the celebration of Juneteenth 2021, the Crispus Attucks Commun...

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June 8, 2017

Turning Back the “Joint Employment” Clock

Determining the existence of joint employer liability has returned to its p...

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May 18, 2017

OSHA E-Filing Rule on Hold

The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...

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May 16, 2017

Pennsylvania Law Clarifies Use of Payroll Debit Cards

After initial confusion, employers may now legally use payroll debit cards ...

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April 12, 2017

Federal Appeals Court Includes Sexual Orientation in Title VII Protection for First Time

A landmark decision from a federal appeals court declared for the first tim...

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April 4, 2017

President Trump Strikes Down Fair Pay Order

Federal contractors no longer have to comply with the provisions of the Fai...

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January 18, 2017

Another Reason to Tread Carefully When Using Criminal Backgrounds Checks in Hiring Decisions

A recent consent decree between the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commi...

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December 27, 2016

Thirteen Barley Snyder Attorneys Named “Select Lawyers”

Lancaster, Pa. – Barley Snyder is well-represented in December’s d...

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October 26, 2016

Mandatory Use of Payroll Debit Cards Violates Pennsylvania’s Wage Payment and Collection Law

Over 2,300 current and former employees of 16 McDonald’s franchisee locat...

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October 19, 2016

OSHA Issues New Whistleblower Guidelines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final...

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October 4, 2016

EEOC Issues New EEO-1 Form Requiring Employers to Submit Pay Data

On September 29, 2016, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EE...

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September 30, 2016

DOL Issues Final Rule on Government Contractor Sick Pay

The U.S. Department of Labor issued its Final Rule on Thursday, September 2...

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May 18, 2016

EEOC Issues Final Rules Governing Employer Wellness Programs

The Equal Employment Opportunities Commission issued two final rules May 16...

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May 18, 2016

BREAKING NEWS – The DOL Issues the Final Version of its Much-Anticipated Overtime Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued the final version of its long...

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May 13, 2016

OSHA Issues Final Rule Requiring Electronic Injury and Illness Reporting

In an attempt to modernize reporting and data collection, OSHA has released...

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May 11, 2016

Another Statute With Broad Whistleblower Protections – The FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

In April, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) iss...

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May 5, 2016

Implications of the Medical Marijuana Act on Employers

On April 17, 2016, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law The Medical Marijuana ...

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March 28, 2016

Employers Must Prepare Immediately for the “Persuader Rule”

On March 23, 2016 the United States Department of Labor issued its final ...

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March 24, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Approves “Trial By Formula” in Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions Making It Easier For Workers To Prove Monetary Damages

This week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in the case of Tyson Food...

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March 16, 2016

DOL’s Final Overtime Rule Sent to OMB – Likely To Be Published Late Spring

On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) sent its much anticipated fi...

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March 11, 2016

Final STEM OPT Rule Released – Effective May 10, 2016

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a final rule that allow...

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March 8, 2016

Governor Wolf Raises Minimum Wage for State Employees and Contractors

Yesterday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order raising...

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February 8, 2016

Bankruptcy Trumps Collective Bargaining Agreement

A federal court recently ruled that the Bankruptcy Code (the “Code”) pe...

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February 2, 2016

DOL Issues Administrative Interpretation Addressing Joint Employment

On January 20, 2016, the United States Department of Labor’s Wage and Hou...

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January 26, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Unaccepted Settlement Offers and Offers of Judgment Can’t End Consumer Class Action Lawsuits

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court limited a tool that defendants had used t...

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January 21, 2016

Supreme Court: Health Plan Recovery Of Expenses Can Be Thwarted By Spendthrift Participant

In an 8-1 decision issued yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a he...

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December 10, 2015

Return of The Persuader Rule

Employers may recall the Department of Labor’s prior attempts to implemen...

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November 25, 2015

Third Circuit Adopts “Predominant Benefit Test” to Determine Compensability of Meal Breaks

The U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Pennsy...

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November 23, 2015

Third Circuit Holds That Jury Must Decide If Temporary Workers Are Employees Under Anti-Discrimination Laws

Last week, the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a tria...

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November 18, 2015

Final Rule Amending Overtime Requirements Not Expected Until Late 2016

On June 30, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) published its proposed rule...

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August 31, 2015

NLRB Revisits Joint Employer Standard

On August 27th, in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, the Nationa...

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August 6, 2015

Pittsburgh City Council Passes “Paid Sick Days Act”

On Monday August 3, 2015, Pittsburgh City Council approved an ordinance tit...

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August 4, 2015

EEOC Confirms that Sexual Orientation Discrimination is “Sex Discrimination”

On July 15, 2015, the EEOC issued an official decision that sexual orientat...

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June 30, 2015

DOL Proposes to Raise Minimum Salary for White Collar Exemptions

The Department of Labor announced today a proposed rule that would raise th...

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June 24, 2015

System Glitch Leads To Freeze On US Travel Visas

Since June 9th a computer glitch has stalled visa processing at U.S. embass...

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June 12, 2015

Governor Wolf Announces Fee Waivers for Volunteers Seeking Background Checks

Beginning July 1, 2015 volunteers are required to obtain background checks,...

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June 5, 2015

OSHA and Transgender Employees

On June 1, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) a...

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June 3, 2015

McDonald’s Mandatory Use of Payroll Cards Violates Pennsylvania’s Wage Payment and Collection Law

Over 2,300 current and former employees of 16 McDonald’s franchisee locat...

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June 1, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Sides with EEOC in Abercrombie & Fitch Religious Accommodation Case

In an 8-1 decision issued today, the United States Supreme Court found that...

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April 24, 2015

Barley Snyder Attorneys Minnich and Hackman Admitted to Baltimore County Bar Association

York, PA – The law firm of Barley Snyder is pleased to announce that...

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April 13, 2015

2016 H1B Cap Reached – Alternatives to the H-1B Visa Category

On April 7, 2015, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USC...

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March 11, 2015

Keep an Eye on Executive Orders and Presidential Memoranda for Key Employment Initiatives in 2015

With Republicans in control of both the Senate and the House of Representat...

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March 10, 2015

Who Needs Rules? The DOL Wins Supreme Court Battle In Mortgage Loan Officer Administrator’s Interpretation vs. Rule Making

When a federal agency deviates significantly in its historic interpretation...

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February 26, 2015

Employment Authorization Document for Certain H-4 Dependent Spouses

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that ef...

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February 3, 2015

Criminal Background Checks and Child Abuse Clearances for Employees and Volunteers

On October 22, 2014, House Bill 435/Act 153 of 2014 was signed into law and...

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January 20, 2015

H-1B Filing Season is Upon Us

On April 1, 2015, the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Cit...

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Press Release
January 1, 2015

Barley Snyder Names Joshua Schwartz Partner

Lancaster, PA – Barley Snyder is pleased to announce that Joshua Schwart...

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December 22, 2014

U.S. Department of Justice Reverses Course, Finds That Title VII Prohibits Transgender Discrimination

On December 18, 2014, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memorandum...

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December 17, 2014

NLRB Adopts Quickie Election Rule

On December 12, 2014 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued new r...

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December 12, 2014

NLRB Reverses Precedent, Finds Employees Have the Presumptive Right to Use Employer Email System for Protected Activity

On December 11, in the case of Purple Communications, Inc., the Nation...

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December 11, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court: FLSA Does Not Entitle Warehouse Employees to Wages for Security Screenings

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Integrity Staffing Solutions,...

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December 3, 2014

New Department of Education Regulations Require Colleges to Amend Employment Policies

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education issued new regulations implement...

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November 21, 2014

Executive Action on Immigration: What’s in It for Business?

Last night, President Obama announced that he will take sweeping executive ...

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November 7, 2014

What the Election Results May Mean for Employers

Regardless of your political persuasion, employers should be heartened by T...

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October 28, 2014

Pennsylvania Imposes Limits on Physician Dispensing to Injured Workers

With the Governor’s signature yesterday on House Bill 1846/Act 184 of 201...

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May 19, 2014

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

To be enforceable, a non-compete agreement that restricts a former employee...

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November 11, 2013

Pennsylvania Enacts “Notario Publico” Ban

On October 9, 2013, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 7...

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September 17, 2013

Employers Must Document and Test Cafeteria Plan Benefits, POPs Included

By offering a cafeteria plan, an employer can help employees pay various ex...

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February 23, 2013

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

In Diehl v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, the Pennsylvani...

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February 1, 2013

Employers May Be Eligible for Refund of Severance Pay FICA Taxes

Employers who have made severance payments to laid off employees may be ent...

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November 1, 2012

NLRB Provides Clarity Regarding Permissible At-Will Employment Acknowledgments

On October 31, 2012 the Office for the General Counsel of the National Labo...

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March 22, 2012

Do Companies Need To Pay Employees For Their Commute Back From the Construction Worksite At The End Of The Day?

Clients often ask whether their employees need to be paid for the time that...

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March 14, 2012

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

Over the past few months employers have continued to experience unannounced...

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June 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 Attorneys’ Fees Back to Trial Court Due to Potential

In the 2007 case of Braun v. Wal-Mart, one of the largest awards in a ...

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March 30, 2010

Deductions From Exempt Employees’ Salary: Don’t Risk Losing That Exemption

Wage and hour litigation spiked in 2009 — and is a trend that is expe...

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October 27, 2009

Is Your Non-Compete Valid Under Pennsylvania Law?

Employers engaged in enterprises that involve trade secrets and confidentia...

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August 10, 2009

EEOC Sets Path for Adoption of Much Awaited Regulations Under the ADA Amendments Act

On June 17, 2009, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) approv...

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March 17, 2008

My Employee Is Leaving: What Do I Owe and What Can I Deduct at Termination?

Employers frequently ask what they owe their employees at the time of termi...

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12. Barley Snyder Legal Update Podcast: Season 2 – Episode 1

In season two’s first episode, partner David Freedman is joined by partner and fellow employment attorney Michael Crocenzi. They discuss the hot topic of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett. They give...

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June 26, 2020

11. Barley Snyder COVID-19 Legal Update Podcast – **TIGER KING SPECIAL EDITION**

When the shutdown started, the Netflix original documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, Madness” became incredibly popular, giving us mesmerizing characters such as Carole Baskin, Doc Antle and the incomparable Joe...

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June 26, 2020

Running Under Green Webinar Replay

This webinar titled “Running Your Business Under Green: Some Lessons Learned and Direction for the Future” was presented by Barley Snyder on Friday, June 26. The webinar highlighted the various aspects...

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June 18, 2020

10. COVID-19 Legal Update Podcast

Barley Snyder COVID-19 Legal Update – Episode 10 In the 10th episode of the Barley Snyder COVID-19 Legal Update Podcast, our host, employment attorney David Freedman is joined by environmental attorney Martin Siegel who...

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May 14, 2020

The Legal Implications: Re-Opening Your Business in Defiance of the Governor’s Order Webinar

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, some Pennsylvania counties stated that they will defy the Governor’s stay-at-home order and transition from the “red phase” to the “yellow phase.” What potential legal...

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May 12, 2020

COVID 19 HR “Back to Business” Webinar

This webinar, presented by partner Michael Crocenzi and attorney Sarah Yerger on Monday, May 11 for the Human Resources Professionals of Central PA, focuses on preparing employers for the physical return into the workplace....

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5. COVID-19 Legal Update Podcast

Barley Snyder COVID-19 Legal Update – Episode 5 In the fifth episode of the Barley Snyder COVID-19 Legal Update Podcast, our host, employment attorney David Freedman is joined by employment and labor...

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4. COVID-19 Legal Update Podcast

Barley Snyder COVID-19 Legal Update – Episode 4 In the fourth episode of the Barley Snyder COVID-19 Legal Update Podcast, our host, employment attorney David Freedman is joined by business attorney Timothy Malloy....

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May 1, 2020

Getting Your Business Back To Business COVID-19 Webinar

As the state and federal governments begin developing plans for the gradual reopening of business, what issues should business owners and human resource managers be thinking about to be prepared...

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