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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 »
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 »
To All of Our Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Ira Weinstock, P.C.
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.
To all of our friends and clients, we wish you a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. Your Friends at Ira Weinstock, P.C.
To all of the hard working Americans and the American Labor Movement, thanks for your efforts in allowing us all to achieve the American Dream! Ira Weinstock, P.C.
Department of Labor and Industry Offers Guidance Regarding Time Off for Parents with Children Who Have Serious Health Conditions
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) generally requires covered Employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12 month period to any eligible Employee who needs time off for, among other things, to care for an Employee’s child when that child has a serious health condition. In a recent… Read More »
Trump Administration Issues Rule Preventing Union Dues from Being Deducted from Home Healthcare Workers’ Paychecks
Unions for home healthcare workers are fighting a new Trump Administration rule preventing Union dues from being deducted and paid to Unions. For most organized non-governmental workforces, employees can have their Union dues automatically deducted from the pay checks and paid directly to the Union to cover the costs of the Union’s representation. The… Read More »
We receive calls every day from workers who are unfairly discharged. Unfortunately for most of those workers because Pennsylvania is an “at will” employment state there are very few options when it comes to getting their job back. Most of the time their discharges cannot be challenged even when there was no willful misconduct… Read More »
Commonwealth Court Considers Whether Caretaker Falls Within the Domestic Service Exception for Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation
In the matter of Van Leer v. WCAB, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court considered whether the injured worker’s duties as a caretaker for a woman suffering from mild dementia fell within the domestic service exception to the Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation (WC) Act. Under the “domestic service exception” any employee who at the time of injury… Read More »