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Is Your Pennsylvania Employer Required to Inform Employees of Positive COVID-19 Cases in the Workplace?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

While Pennsylvania’s non-essential businesses closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers are still required to come to work despite the risks associated with the virus. In light of this, many employees are wondering, “Is my employer required to inform employees if there is a positive coronavirus case in the workplace?” Are Employers Required… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation is moving forward with New Claims, Hearings and Mediations Following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

By Ira H. Weinstock |

With the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pennsylvania’s Governor, its legislature, and administrative bureaus and courts have been scrambling to handle the legal aspects of the pandemic.  Instantly, Governor Wolf signed an executive order relaxing the statutory regulations regarding Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation cases as the Commonwealth deals with providing relief for injured workers with… Read More »

I was laid off from my job due to coronavirus, can I receive Social Security Disability benefits?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In most cases, if you were working a job for which you were qualified and performing at the typical level, you cannot receive Social Security Disability benefits. Also, with the additional unemployment availability, in most cases, you will receive far more money through the state unemployment benefits and the federal supplement. However, if you… Read More »

Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Announces New Email Address to Assist Applicants with Unemployment Issues

By Ira H. Weinstock |

A common complaint we would receive prior to the Covid-19 pandemic was that the Unemployment Service Centers were extremely hard to reach to resolve UC issues.  Applicants would attempt to call the service centers and would remain on hold for hours if they were able to get through at all.  Now that the pandemic… Read More »

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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 »

Ira H. Weinstock, P.C. is located in Harrisburg, PA and serves clients in and around Central Pennsylvania. Contact our experienced Harrisburg attorneys today, we can travel if necessary.

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