Monthly Archives: October 2010

PENNSYLVANIA PASSES THE “CONSTRUCTION WORKPLACE MISCLASSIFICATION ACT”

On October 13, 2010, Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell signed HB 400, known as the “Construction Workplace Misclassification Act.”  The purpose of the Act is to clarify when a construction worker can be classified as an independent contractor, rather than an employee.

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MEET GINA BEFORE YOU’RE INTRODUCED IN COURT

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (“GINA”) became effective in November 2009.  In recent months, the first lawsuits have been filed under the Act.  Thus, it is a good time to examine GINA’s impact on employers to safeguard against potential lawsuits.

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PAYING YOUR OWN WAY: H-2B GUEST WORKERS AND THE FLSA

Whether it’s a matter of trying to stay on top of I-9 form changes or keeping up with the immensely controversial immigration law that the state of Arizona brought forward earlier this year, immigration-related issues certainly have been in the news a lot in the last 12 months or so.  Nevertheless, immigration matters remain a dangerous trap for some employers.  And that’s why you should continue reading.

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WHEN THE FAILURE TO PROMOTE EQUALLY IS NOT THE SAME AS THE FAILURE TO PAY EQUALLY

A few months back, I talked here about the well-known Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber case, and about Congress’ subsequent overturning of that case – with President Barack Obama’s blessing, if not his urging – by the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act (“FPA”).

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