Employment Resources

Employment law issues can create real pitfalls for businesses and employees alike. The employment law attorneys at Trinity Law help business owners and employees face the challenging situations that come up in the workplace. Our team is experienced at human resources and wrongful termination.

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Employee Handbooks: 101 (Part 1)

If you are an employer in Pennsylvania, you should have a handbook and/or a policies and procedures manual. This Employee Handbook or Manual will be your “get-out-of-jail-free” card if and when an employee sues you down the road. Perhaps, “get-out-of-jail-free” is a bit much to expect of a handbook, but the manual is almost always […]

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Pennsylvania’s New Second Chance Law

On February 16, 2016 Senate Bill 166, also known as the Second Chance bill, was signed into law. This new law chances existing law about how certain criminal history information can be used, and more importantly, seals certain criminal history information from public disclosure. Non-violent 2nd degree and 3rd degree misdemeanor records can be sealed from […]

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Use of Criminal History for Employment

Pennsylvania law allows prospective employers very limited use of criminal history in the application process.  The Criminal History Record Information Act, or CHRIA, allows an employer to use only conviction data for misdemeanors and felonies and only “to the extent to which they relate to the applicant’s suitability for employment in the position for which […]

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The Law of Restrictive Covenants in Pennsylvania Employment Agreements

In a recent blog, I discussed the employment law issue of restrictive covenants in Pennsylvania employment agreement. More specifically, I discussed non-compete provisions in such agreements. Here, I want to discuss the law of Pennsylvania as it applies to them. Recently, the Pennsylvania courts have affirmed that restrictive covenants are enforceable if they meet 3 […]

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Employment and Restrictive Covenants in Pennsylvania

Many times, employers will want to protect themselves from unfair competition when they bring on a new employee, train them, introduce them to clients and customers, impart financial data and more – and then the person leaves. In an effort to protect itself, an employer will ask the employee to sign an agreement which seeks […]

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