Employment Law

I’ve Found the Problem: Now What Do I Do?

Virtually every employer ultimately will have a "problem" employee. There are many different types of "problems" that a employee may present.

Philadelphia not Required to Immediately Fill Fire Captain and Lieutenant Vacancies

Neither its home rule charter nor civil service regulations required the City of Philadelphia to immediately fill vacancies in fire captain and fire lieutenant positions, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Philadelphia Firefighters’ Union, Local 22 v. City of Philadelphia.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:27+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Categories: Employment Law, Labor Law, Municipal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Philadelphia not Required to Immediately Fill Fire Captain and Lieutenant Vacancies

House Arrest is Not “Incarceration” for Purposes of Unemployment Compensation Law Disqualifier

A claimant on house arrest was not “incarcerated” and therefore not ineligible for unemployment benefits, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Chamberlain v. UCBR.

By | 2015-05-15T11:59:01+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Categories: Employment Law|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on House Arrest is Not “Incarceration” for Purposes of Unemployment Compensation Law Disqualifier

Arbitrator Erred by Acting as Interest Arbitrator in Act 111 Grievance Arbitration

An arbitrator exceeded his jurisdiction and authority by effectively rewriting bargained-for wage terms in order to settle grievances over wages by several City of Pittsburgh police officers, the Commonwealth Court ruled in City of Pittsburgh v. Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge No. 1.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:30+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Categories: Employment Law, Labor Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Arbitrator Erred by Acting as Interest Arbitrator in Act 111 Grievance Arbitration