Our Blog: Employer-Employee Relations

Using Mindfulness to Enhance Your HR Function – Recruiting

March 6, 2017

Reminder: Turn off any distractions.  Take a few minutes to relax.  Keeping the distractions off, turn your full attention to your recruiting efforts.  Honestly, but without judgment, answer the following questions: How do you recruit new... Read more

Using Mindfulness to Enhance Your HR Function – Introduction

March 6, 2017

There’s been much talk about mindfulness.  Many of you will recognize it as part of a yoga or meditation practice.  Don’t worry.  I’m not going to suggest that you meditate or strike a pose in the office.  I am going to ask you to do... Read more


December 29, 2016

Beginning January 22, 2017, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will require employers to use the 11/14/16 edition of Form I-9, which verifies the identity and employment authorization of new employees. Although employers can use the... Read more


December 2, 2016

For anyone thinking that the injunction entered by a Texas federal court would end the change to the overtime regulations, think again.  The matter has been appealed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In broad terms, one... Read more


November 26, 2016

For those of you preparing to change exempt status or salaries based on the new overtime regulations, you can relax.  On November 22 a federal court in Texas granted an injunction temporarily stopping the new regulation from taking effect December... Read more

Taking The Dread Out of Year-End Evaluations

October 20, 2016

It’s not too early to start working on year-end evaluations.  Whether you’re a first time manager or a seasoned veteran, chances are that you dread the process.  Here are some simple tips to reduce the stress. Encourage... Read more

They’re (ALMOST) Here! New Overtime Rules Take Effect December 1st

October 17, 2016

As we’ve all heard by now, come December 1, 2016, salaried (that is, exempt) administrative, professional, or executive employees who make less than $47,476, become entitled to overtime. Many employers are... Read more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Review Franchisor as Possible Statutory Employer

October 17, 2016
By Scott Fellmeth
Posted in Employer-Employee Relations

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has recently agreed to hear the appeal of Saladworks, LLC v. W.C.A.B. (Gaudioso), 124 A.3d 790, 791 (Pa. Commw. 2015), reargument denied (Nov. 23, 2015), appeal granted, 135 A.3d 1016 (Pa.... Read more


June 8, 2016

In the weeks since President Obama signed the executive order changing the salary requirements for certain executive, administrative and professional employees, there has been a lot news coverage, most of it incomplete and distressing. The... Read more

Clearing the Smoke – What Employers Need to Know about Pennsylvania’s New Medical Marijuana Act

May 10, 2016

Background on the Act On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 3, known as the Medical Marijuana Act, into law making Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize the medical use of... Read more