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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 »
To All of Our Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us at Ira Weinstock, P.C.
Recently we have had clients call us and tell us that they were called by the Social Security Office and advised that their Social Security Disability benefits were being discontinued or denied and that the caller needed their personal information including the last four digits of their social security number. Be advised that THIS… Read More »
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Pennsylvania injured worker’s maximum wage loss rate will increase for 2019. Based upon the Statewide Average Weekly Wage, as determined by the Department of Labor & Industry for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, the maximum compensation payable under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation… Read More »
To all of our friends and clients, we wish you a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. Your Friends at Ira Weinstock, P.C.
Hearing loss benefits are considered a specific loss under the Workers’ Compensation Act. If an employee has been exposed to hazardous occupational noise, which has caused at least 10 percent binaural (both ears) hearing loss, the employer is responsible to pay benefits under the Act. While a single episode of hazardous noise, a blow… Read More »
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 »