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Q&A

How much leave do we have to grant for bone marrow donation? Must it be paid leave?

04/10/2019
Q. One of my employees plans to donate bone marrow. She will need to take time off for this purpose. How much time can she take off? Must it be paid, even though the decision to donate was not due to her own medical condition?

Does post-traumatic stress disorder qualify for workers’ comp benefits?

04/02/2019
Q. I’ve heard that the first responders we employ can receive workers’ compensation benefits for post-traumatic stress disorder. Is that true?

How can I keep track of overtime changes happening in Washington and Harrisburg?

04/02/2019
Q. I know the U.S. Department of Labor has just released a new proposed rule changing the weekly salary that employees must receive to be classified as exempt. But didn’t I also read a few months ago that Pennsylvania is also changing the salary level?

How will upcoming expungement of marijuana-related records affect hiring?

01/11/2019
Q. We’ve heard that soon, Californians who have prior marijuana convictions may have their marijuana-related criminal records expunged. How might this affect our hiring processes?

What is our obligation to warn about medical providers who are on probation?

12/22/2018
Q. We are a small medical practice. I heard that if one of our providers is subject to probation by their licensing boards, we must warn patients. Is this true?

What rules apply for paying an employee who has passed away?

10/03/2018
Q. If a worker dies, could we still have to pay his or her wages earned before the time of his or her death?

What are the rules for paying an employee who cannot be located?

10/03/2018
Q. One of our workers has gone missing. Could we still have to pay him for the time he worked before he disappeared?

Must we accommodate employees’ need to bring therapy animals to work?

10/03/2018
Q. One of our employees suffers from severe panic attacks and has a pet hamster that she says relieves her anxiety. She wants to bring her hamster to work in case she has a panic attack. Are we required to grant this request?

What are the California rules governing leave when parents must respond to their kids’ discipline problems?

08/27/2018
Q. Must we provide time off to an employee who needs to appear at school because his or her child was suspended from school?

3 questions on pay equity

06/27/2018
Where does the fight over pay equity stand? … How should we adjust to this trend? … What should we do now to ensure pay equity?