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Meal and Rest Breaks

October 22, 2017

Regular meal and rest breaks are important for employee’s productivity, health and well-being.  A common question employers have is whether or not they have to offer rest breaks and if they do offer breaks are they paid for.  Federal law does not require meal and rest breaks.  Detailed information on Breaks and Meal Periods can […]

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‘Ban the Box’ in Pennsylvania

September 14, 2017

  What is ‘Ban the Box’ and why is it important? By now, you have probably heard of the term ‘Ban the Box’, but if you have not, ‘Ban the Box’ refers to the initiative to remove questions relating to criminal history from a job application.  The goal in removing these questions is to prevent […]

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Mini-COBRA in Pennsylvania

August 01, 2017

Do I need to offer my employees COBRA in Pennsylvania? The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, better known as COBRA, requires employers with group health plans to offer temporary continuation of group health coverage for certain circumstances.  COBRA applies to all group health plans by private-sector employers with 20 or more employees.  Detailed information can […]

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USCIS Issues an Updated I-9 Form

July 19, 2017

Jen Plummer, PHR, SHRM-CP The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued an updated I-9 Form on July 17, 2017.  The form, which can be found here:, will be mandatory for employers to use by September 18, 2017. What Changed? The change is minimal.  When I looked at the form, I almost did not notice […]

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