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Philadelphia 2022 Budget Proposal

Mayor Jim Kenney presented his proposed budget for 2022 to the Philadelphia City Counsel on April 15. The Covid-19 Pandemic caused a $750 million shortfall for last year’s budget and caused the Mayor’s Office to redo the budget it proposed just before the Pandemic began to affect Philadelphia. This year’s budget shortfall was anticipated to Read More

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Business Tax Credits for Offering Paid Time Off in Order for Employees to be Vaccinated

Vaccination rates have slowed in the past few weeks. America is averaging about three million vaccinations per day after reaching over 4.5 million doses a day in early April. Time off and financial restraints have become a sticking point for many individuals who have yet to receive their first dose. In response, President Biden put Read More

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Biden Administration Lifts Ban on H-1B and Other Non-Immigrant Visas

On April 1, 2021, President Biden allowed President Trump’s June 2020 Executive Order banning the issuance of new H-1B and other non-immigrant visas to expire. President Trump had initially issued the Executive Order for a period of 60 days, however it had been thereafter extended until December 2020, and again until March 31, 2021. The Read More

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Do You Need COBRA Assistance?

COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985) is the federal law which permits employees (and their dependents) who lose health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits in certain situations. Among those circumstances are voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, a transition between jobs, and other Read More

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Employer Responsibilities When Employees Work from Home

The last year has seen many employers and employees quickly dive into a new way of working. Employers have had to develop and adopt technology strategies that could be used to get work done remotely. Employees had to acclimatize to new technologies, platforms, and strategies to work from home while helping children with schoolwork, quieting Read More

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New and Old Workplace “Normal”

Among the many new “normals’ resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is the number of employees working remotely. But while the workplace dynamic may have changed, the workplace rules have not. In addition to dealing with the new complicated extra requirements and restrictions in place to protect all of us, employers must remember to comply with Read More

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What New Jersey Businesses and Employees Need to Know About New Orders to Protect Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New Jersey instituted new Covid-19 requirements for businesses and the State over the past week in order in order to stem the fall surge in Coronavirus cases. On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 192 Protect New Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic (the “Executive Order”), and the New Jersey State Read More

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How to Vote in this Year’s Election: New Jersey

The process of casting your ballot this year may look a little different. If you are unsure what your options are or just how to vote in whatever way you choose, you are not alone. There has been a lot of discussion regarding mail-in voting versus in-person voting and there are important things you need Read More

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Ageism in the Workplace

IBM found out the hard way this week, through fines and penalties, that the older generations are a force to be reckoned with. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found IBM committed persistent age discrimination. In its investigation of documents between 2013 and 2018, the EEOC discovered “top-down messaging from IBM’s highest ranks directing Read More

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How to Vote in this Year’s Election: Pennsylvania

Voting is different this year. There’s no way around that. If you have questions about how to navigate the differences, you’re not alone. There has been a lot of discussion regarding mail-in voting versus in-person voting and there are important things you need to know depending on which method you plan to use. Also, new Read More

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