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Employer Update – Immediate Action Required

The U.S. Department of Labor has increased the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA’s) annual salary-level threshold from $35,568 to $58,656, fully effective as of January 1, 2025, for white-collar exemptions to overtime requirements. Effective July 1, 2024, the salary threshold will increase to $43,888. What this means for employers –… Continue

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes New Overtime Salary Threshold

  The U.S. Department of Labor ( DOL) announced Wednesday, August 30, a proposed increase to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) annual salary level threshold. This proposed increase will raise the FLSA’s salary threshold to $55,068; currently the salary threshold is $35,568. The DOL is also proposing automatic increases… Continue

USCIS to Release New I-9 form

      Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that they will release a new version of Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 on August 1st, 2023. Employers should begin using the new form immediately but must switch to the new form by October 31st, failure to… Continue

Supreme Court Rules That Gay and Transgender Employees Are a Protected Class Under Title VII

On June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court ruled that an employer who terminates an employee because that employee is gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

GKH Is Now a SHRM Recertification Provider

GKH is now a Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Recertification Provider.

Pennsylvania’s and Congress’s Response to COVID-19: Business Update Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of GKH’s COVID-19 Business Update. Our previous updates focused on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Governor Wolf’s order mandating the closure of non-life sustaining businesses. Today’s update will focus on further changes to the list of non-life sustaining businesses and further details regarding… Continue

Pennsylvania’s and Congress’s Response to COVID-19: Business Update Part 2

Yesterday, we sent a Congressional update concerning President Trump’s enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the provisions regarding FMLA extensions and Paid Leave. On Thursday, March 18, 2020, Governor Wolf ordered that “no person or entity shall operate a place of business in the Commonwealth that is… Continue

OK Boomer – Not OK in the Workplace

The phrase “ok boomer” is seen by many as the retort of Millennials and Gen Z to dismissive older generations in all sorts of disagreements from climate change to gender identity to musical tastes. In essence, this retort implies “you’re too old to get it.” While the phrase may be… Continue

Top 5 Updates to Your Employee Handbook and Policies

Summer is here and it’s time for vacations, barbecues, relaxing by the pool, and updating your employee handbooks and policies. While you’re enjoying your summer fun, let the employment law attorneys at GKH take a look at your handbook. We’ll provide a comprehensive review in light of recent changes in… Continue

2017 Employment Law Seminar

GKH attorneys presented to more than 100 guests at the firm’s annual Employment Law Breakfast Seminar held on May 9 at the Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster. This year’s topics reflected the significant changes and uncertainty regarding how many employment laws will be interpreted and enforced. Attorneys Jeff Worley, Justin… Continue