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New rule requires employers to file unemployment taxes electronically

HARRISBURG — New this tax season, Pennsylvania businesses are required to submit unemployment taxes electronically, the state Department of Labor & Industry announced.

Fidelity responds to age discrimination allegations

PITTSBURGH — A former broker claims his former employer, Fidelity Brokerage Services, promoted a younger worker from another office to replace him after he was fired without an explanation in April, but the company is refuting those allegations.

ADA case highlights need for workplace policies to accommodate disabilities

For jobs that place real and necessary physical requirements on employees, employers encounter some challenges to maintain those standards without violating laws protecting individuals with disabilities.

Third Circuit rejects couple's motion to vacate arbitration award

PHILADELPHIA - A couple’s lawsuit over their lost retirement savings can’t make any headway in federal court.

Labor panel hits reset button on collective bargaining rule

CHAMBERSBURG — With more employers using contingent workers, including temporary and part-time staff, a new labor relations decision broadens a collective bargaining rule that makes it easier for these increasingly common alternative workforces to organize.

Clean water advocate says cases, like Yuengling's, take too long

HARRISBURG – In handing down an “above average” penalty against D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. over allegations that it violated the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a welcome result but not in a timely manner, an environmental advocate says.

Financial institutions will continue litigation over data breaches, attorney says

ERIE — A payment card issuer that’s suing Wendy’s for costs associated with a data breach that began in October argues that the fast-food chain’s tardiness in transitioning to new payment technology makes it liable.

Commonwealth Court grants tax exemption to Monroe Co. theater

HARRISBURG — The Pocono Community Theater should be exempt from property taxes in Monroe County, the Commonwealth Court ruled in April after concluding that the theater relieves the government’s burden of providing arts and culture activities.

Attorney: Third Circuit's decision in punitive damages issue the right one

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia attorney says the U.S. Court of Appeals was right to rule last year that drivers making certain claims against their insurers can't pursue punitive damages.

GINA offers EEOC 'another arrow in the quiver' to protect employees against discrimination, attorney says

Issues of employers violating federal law by requesting genetic information from their employees don’t come up often, but the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has increased its efforts to enforce a relatively new law, a New York attorney says.