Wolf admin completes ‘first step’ in OSHA study | Five for the Weekend
The feasibility study, which was conducted through a collaboration between Indiana University of Pennsylvania and several state agencies, examined the five-year period from 2016-2021 and estimated the costs of adopting OSHA standards for commonwealth employees under the governor’s jurisdiction to be $54.8 million at baseline and $14.4 million for year one.
Changes to Pa. Minimum Wage Act, modernizing rules for tipped workers, to take effect in August
The final-form regulations, unanimously approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission in late March and published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on May 7, make several key changes to the 1968 Minimum Wage Act regarding tipped workers, including aligning state law with federal regulations on tip credits and tip pooling.
Wolf administration commissions study of public sector workplace protections
Experts at Indiana University will conduct the study of the working conditions and safety standards for public sector workers.
L&I attempting to address new UC system issues, concerns
Just two days after the state Department of Labor & Industry launched its revamped unemployment compensation system that was intended as an upgrade to the outdated, complaint-riddled previous system, state officials say they are still working out the bugs.
The 300K Pennsylvanians awaiting unemployment deserve payment now | Opinion
Gov. Tom Wolf should order the state Department of Labor and Industry to pay benefits now to all those who have been waiting 21 days or longer.
Starting July 18, Pa. unemployed must prove work search to receive jobless benefits
Unemployment recipients must begin applying for jobs the week of July 11 to show they’ve met the requirement for the week of July 18.
Pa. unemployment system to undergo long sought upgrade in June, though concerns linger
The department is already training hundreds of new customer service staff and interviewers to help claimants with their benefits.
More staff needed to end Pa. unemployment delays, L&I head tells lawmakers
The demand for their help won’t be disappearing soon. Officials say about 500,000 of the jobs lost from during the pandemic appear permanent.