The Pennsylvania Employer's Guide is an authoritative and accessible book that provides the "lay of the land" of employment law. The Guide integrates federal and Pennsylvania laws that directly affect the employer-employee relationship, making it a valuable resource for business owners, managers, and human resource professionals. The P ennsylvania Employer's Guide is an authoritative and accessible book that provides the "lay of the land" about employment law. The Guide integrates federal and Pennsylvania laws that affect the employer-employee relationship, making it a valuable resource for business owners, managers, and human resource professionals The Pennsylvania Employer's Guide is written and updated annually by an employment law attorney. We have eliminated legal jargon, offering clear and concise explanations of today's complex labor laws, regulations, and court decisions. Relevant state and federal agencies are listed at the end of each of the ten chapters, along with citations For The information discussed. Written from an employer's point of view, this 18th Edition of the Pennsylvania Employer's Guide includes discussion of these and other current topics: Information on increases in the federal minimum wage rate Updated sections on Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act and its exclusive remedies Discussion of recent Pennsylvania cases on employee handbooks, noncompetition agreements, and criminal background checks Information on the new I-9 employment verification form Discussion of the new E-Verify system and increased penalties for employers that violate federal immigration laws Updated sections on Pennsylvania Prevailing Wage Act and Pennsylvania unemployment compensation, discrimination laws, and sexual harassment claims Discussion of new FMLA leave for military families, along with proposed FMLA regulatory changes Discussion of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on age discrimination claims, lawsuits by 401(k) plan participants, The companionship exemption from federal overtime requirements, and more Discussion of new "e-discovery" rules requiring employers to have systems in place for accessing and preserving electronic recordsAspen Publishers Editorial Staff is the author of 'Pennsylvania Employer's Guide', published 2008 under ISBN 9780735572805 and ISBN 0735572801.