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Are You Eligible for Unemployment and Workers’ Compensation Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

As CNN reported that nearly 80 million jobs in the nation are “at high or moderate risk” due to the coronavirus outbreak, are Pennsylvania workers eligible for unemployment or workers’ compensation benefits? Of the 153 million jobs in the U.S. economy, more than half (80 million) are at risk due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According… Read More »

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Will Coronavirus (COVID-19) Affect Social Security Benefits in 2020 and 2021?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Starting March 17, all local Social Security offices will be closed for in-person service due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, as announced by the Social Security Administration. The decision is intended to protect older Americans and Social Security recipients with underlying medical conditions. These are the categories of people that the SSA serves on a daily… Read More »

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COVID- 19 Message to our Clients

By Ira H. Weinstock |

We have been watching the COVID-19 pandemic carefully and want to keep you updated on the current operating procedures in our office.  We appreciate that this is a stressful time for you and your families. Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. is committed to providing the same level of legal services to each of our clients… Read More »

What is the Status of Pennsylvania Unemployment Hearings?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

As of March 23, 2020 the Unemployment Compensation Referees’ Offices have continued hearings already scheduled for Carlisle, Harrisburg, York and Lancaster.  Those hearings that will be rescheduled as well as new hearings will be scheduled to take place as telephone hearings.  Claimants who receive a notice of telephone hearing should be aware that there… Read More »

The Department of Labor and Industry Offers Guidance on Unemployment Compensation Eligibility for Pennsylvania Workers

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) has published guidance on eligibility for Unemployment Benefits for Pennsylvania Workers impacted by shutdowns related to the Covid-19 Corona Virus pandemic.  According to the DLI website impacted workers may be eligible if: Your employer temporarily closes or goes out of business because of COVID-19 Your employer… Read More »

HOW MUCH DO I GET PAID UNDER PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION LAW?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Once you suffer a work-related injury, the employer must provide to the insurance carrier your wage records for the year preceding the injury. The insurance carrier is then required to determine your average weekly wage (AWW), which will form the basis of what you will be paid by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. Significantly,… Read More »

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Most Americans know Dr. King as one of the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, however, Dr. King was equally as passionate in his devotion to the Labor Movement – for without economic opportunity, civil rights could not flourish.  His commitment to the American worker followed him until the day… Read More »

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Ira Weinstock, P.C.

By Ira H. Weinstock |

To All of Our Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Ira Weinstock, P.C.

2020 Workers Compensation Rates Released By the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has announced the 2020 Pennsylvania Workers Compensation maximum compensation rate.  Based upon the Statewide Average Weekly Wage, the maximum compensation payable under the Workers’ Compensation Act, shall be $1,081.00 per week for injuries occurring on and after Jan. 1, 2020.

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Ira H. Weinstock |

  To all of our friends and clients, we wish you a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving.  Your Friends at Ira Weinstock, P.C.

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