Attorney Karl Heideck recently provided small businesses in Pennsylvania with guidance for complying with the state’s employment law governing their businesses. He pointed out that while labor laws in Pennsylvania are constantly evolving, there are certain things they must do to operate legally. Many small business owners find consulting with attorneys and legal experts can help them understand and follow their often complex legal obligations.
Karl Heideck explained that to legally employ minors under 18 small businesses must obey Pennsylvania’s child labor laws. They include adhering to rules regarding the appropriate labor and minimum wage practices. This includes all the rules of the Fair Labor Standards Act. It deals with overtime, tabulation and recording work hours and clearly posting FLSA requirements at their premises. It also means following the Family and Medical Leave Act and allowing workers to take up to 12 weeks unpaid leave annually. Small businesses must also abide by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and follow IRS Worker Classification guidelines, Equal Employment Laws and Situation-specific Laws.
Philadelphia-based contract attorney Karl Heideck has over 10 years experience in employment and contract law. He specializes in compliance, litigation and risk management. Karl Heideck has a B.A. in English from Swarthmore College and graduated form the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University. In 2010, he was hired as an associate at Conrad O’Brian. He then spent almost 4 years as a project attorney with Pepper Hamilton. Since 2015 Karl Heideck has been a contract attorney with Grant & Eisenhofer, PA.
Today Heideck helps businesses treat their employees fairly. He shows them how to follow the letter as well as the spirit of the law. Karl Heideck has helped companies master the regulatory obligations complex nuances. He also contributes regularly to blogs and online news sources and explains the Pennsylvania labor laws evolution and how the laws impact small businesses. Attorney Karl Heideck has gained invaluable experience working with many individuals and enterprises. Heideck enjoys his work and appreciates the opportunity to help small businesses succeed. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge to help small businesses.