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Changes to Pa. Minimum Wage Act, modernizing rules for tipped workers, to take effect in August

BY: - May 11, 2022

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

BY: - April 11, 2022

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

BY: - June 10, 2021

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of Labor & Industry launched its revamped unemployment compensation system that was intended as an upgrade to the outdated, complaint-riddled previous system, state officials say they are still working out the bugs. 

COMMENTARY

The 300K Pennsylvanians awaiting unemployment deserve payment now | Opinion

BY: - June 7, 2021

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

BY: - May 24, 2021

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

BY: - April 10, 2021

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

BY: - March 2, 2021

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.