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May 29, 2024
Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Dr. Val Arkoosh today announced that DHS and Blair County have negotiated and entered into a settlement agreement to improve operations at Blair County Children, Youth and Families (BCCYF). Earlier this month, DHS revoked the license of BCCYF following
May 24, 2024
New data from the Federal Trade Commission shows that Best Buy/Geek Squad, Amazon, and PayPal are the companies people report scammers impersonate most often. A newly released data spotlight shows that consumers in 2023 submitted about 52,000 reports about scammers impersonating Best Buy or its Geek
May 24, 2024
Attorney General Michelle Henry joined a coalition of 23 Attorneys General defending a final rule issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) of 2022. The PWFA is landmark federal legislation that requires employers to provide
May 23, 2024
As summer break approaches and teenagers seek employment opportunities, Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Nancy A. Walker is reminding Pennsylvanians of the protections afforded to workers under the age of 18 under Pennsylvania's Child Labor Act . "As businesses increasingly rely on
May 22, 2024
The Internal Revenue Service announced today an extension of the current Free File program through 2029 following an agreement that will continue to make the free private-sector tax software available to taxpayers. The five-year extension agreement between the IRS and Free File Inc. will continue
May 22, 2024
Agency’s new interpretive rule confirms that Buy Now, Pay Later lenders are credit card providers and have obligations to consumers to investigate disputes and refund charges.
May 20, 2024
Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry is advising Pennsylvania consumers of potential impacts from Red Lobster restaurant closings and the national chain is filing for bankruptcy. Although the location closures so far have mostly affected restaurants in other states, Red Lobster’s website
May 16, 2024
Join the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania, Regional Housing Legal Services, Neighborhood Allies, and LISC Philadelphia on May 22 as they kick off a new project to preserve affordable rental housing across Pennsylvania!

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