February 2012

Pennsylvania company cited for safety violations

February 24, 2012


We trust that our employers are doing everything they can to keep our workplaces safe. If there is anything that can cause us harm or injury, we expect that we...

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Job Offer Letters


In the case Vaugh v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Carrara Steel Erectors), the court decided that an employer's job-offer letter does not have to explicitly state the activities to be...

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Overtime Leading to Workplace Depression?

February 17, 2012


The economy has changed the way many employers do business. When the number of employees is reduced due to budget cuts or downsizing, companies can be forced to do more...

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Medical Providers: Workers’ Comp Reform Legislative Alert

February 16, 2012


Recently, the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce and at least one member of the Pennsylvania legislature submitted proposals for reform to the Department of Labor and Industry to "improve the quality...

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Injured Worker Denied Benefits Due to Facebook Photos

February 10, 2012


Social media websites make it easier for us to share the details of our lives with others. We can send information to a large amount of people with just one...

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Average Weekly Wage Calculation

February 9, 2012


In the case, Pike v. Workers' Compensation Appeal Board (Veseley Brothers Moving), the Commonwealth Court decided that Act 57 eliminates the option of using substantially higher earnings when calculating an...

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Silica Rule being Held Up

February 2, 2012


Construction workers are all too familiar with a dangerous work environment. Jobsites have a lot of different types of workers performing tasks in several places at the same time. It...

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