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Evolving Rules About Epi Pens

A new statute, Pennsylvania (24 P.S. 14-1414.2) became effective in January 2015 addressing a school’s administration of EpiPens. As a result many schools are reviewing EpiPen handling expectations with their contractors. In some cases, there is confusion about exactly what the new statute means and how it interacts with an older Pennsylvania statute (42 Pa. C.S. 8337.1) that provides civil immunity in some situations to certain people who render emergency care. This article provides informatio...
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12/16/2015| Reference Number : 65.0| School Bus, Legislative/Regulatory | Emergency care, EpiPens, First Aid, Immunity |

Pennsylvania's Employer Disclosure Immunity Law: The Truth Will Set You Free

All employers worry when they receive a call asking for information about a former employee. In fact, many employers will only give the dates of employment and position last held. But under Act 168, some employers are required to answer in more detail. Fortunately, Pennsylvania law protects employers who disclose truthful, documented information about a current or former employee’s job performance to a prospective employer. Important details follow.
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11/16/2015| Reference Number : 63.0| Human Resources, Legislative/Regulatory | Act 168, Immunity |