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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Governor Wolf Signs the Clean Slate Bill Into Law

By Ira H. Weinstock |

On June 28, 2018, Governor Tom Wolf’s Office announced that he had signed House Bill 1419 also known as the “Clean Slate” bill into law.  According to the Governor’s Office, this legislation allows for individuals to petition the courts for their records to be sealed if a person has been free from conviction for… Read More »

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Limits the Right Of Workers’ Compensation Insurance Companies to Reduce Future Medical Payments After Settlement of Negligence Cases By Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claimants

By Ira H. Weinstock |

A common scenario in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Cases involves a worker being injured as the result of some third party’s negligence. For example, a truck driver, while in the course and scope of his employment, is injured as a result of an accident caused by another driver.  In situations where a third party may… Read More »

Governor Wolf Issues Executive Order to Promote Equal Pay

By Ira H. Weinstock |

On June 6, 2018 Governor Tom Wolf issued Executive Order 2018-18-03 addressing “Equal Pay for Employees of the Commonwealth.”  The Order recognized the problem of pay disparity in the work force which particularly affects women and minorities.  It further recognized that a common hiring practice involves Employer’s asking applicants about their salary history during… Read More »

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