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The Department of Labor is proceeding to develop new comprehensive requirements under FLSA, OSHA, Mine Safety & Health Act and Executive Order 11246 (Contracts with the U.S. Government). The new regulation will require employers to create detailed, comprehensive Compliance Action Plans . Plan . Employers will be required to have a formal plan for how to identify, avoid, prevent and remedy safety and environmental hazards, potential workplace violence, wage and hour violations, and other as yet unspecified employment law violations. Non-management employees must be formally involved in developing the various plans.
for any week . . . (h) In which he is engaged in self-employment.” 43 P.S. §802(h). The Law does not expressly define the term “self-employment,” but, in determining whether a claimant is engaged in self-employment, our courts have looked at whether the claimant engaged in positive acts to establish an independent business venture. Leary v. Unemployment Compensation Board of Review, 322 A.2d 749, 750 (Pa. Cmwlth. 1974). In addition, claimants who engaged in business and the solicitation of clients have been viewed as self-employed, regardless of whether the claimants received any income ... Read More
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