If you operate a business in Pennsylvania, there are labor laws to keep in mind. Stay ahead of the curve despite the fact the laws keep changing. Some of these employment regulations affect your business compliance obligations.
The Employment Law
The law will specifically apply to those that have employed minors or children below the age of 18 years. In case this happens, you will need to adhere to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Child Labor Law (CLL). The broad requirements apply to all employers regardless of whom you have in your workforce. Some of them are listed below:
Fair Labor Standards Act- It lays down the rules that employers have to stick to when coming up with the minimum wage for their employees. It covers for cases on overtime, recorded working hours as well as the recorded working hours.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)- The law allows eligible employees take leave for family matters and medical issues. You do not have to pay those who have taken the FMLA leave, neither are you allowed to penalize them or fire them from their job or cut their legal insurance eligibility. Some reasons to take the leave include:
• Need to care for parents, spouses and those who are critically ill
• Are having a new baby or while taking care of one born in less than a year ago
• Have military spouses, offspring or work related injuries
Age Discrimination in Employment Act- Employers must afford older workers the same rights they would grant the younger employees. There are fines in the event you fail to do so. The law was intended to stop bosses who discriminated workers above the age of 40 years.
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Karl Heideck is a Philadelphian Contract Attorney. Mr. Heideck graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College in 2003. After that, Karl joined Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. He graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2009. Karl Heideck then started his professional practice.
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