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FMLA and Same Sex Marriage

By Ira H. Weinstock |

FMLA and Same Sex Marriages The United States Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, see https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/12-307 found the Defense of the Marriage Act (DOMA) and its ban on same sex marriages to be unconstitutional.  That finding has had a wide impact on variety of other federal laws and regulations, including the Family… Read More »

TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

By Ira H. Weinstock |

TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin.   The law was later amended to include protection on the basis of pregnancy, age and disability.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)… Read More »

Immigration Status and Eligibility for Workers Compensation

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Immigration Status and Eligibility for Workers Compensation   In the recent case of, David Cruz v. WCAB (Kennett Square Specialties and PMA Management Corporation), http://www.pacourts.us/assets/opinions/Supreme/out/j-61-2014oajc%20-%201018813392430456.pdf the Pennsylvania Supreme Court looked at the tricky issue of immigration status and eligibility for workers compensation.  In Cruz, Pennsylvania Supreme Court considered the issue of who carried the… Read More »

OSHA AND ANTI-RETALIATION RIGHTS FOR INJURED WORKERS

By Ira H. Weinstock |

OSHA AND ANTI-RETALIATION RIGHTS FOR INJURED WORKERS The Occupational Safety and Health Act is an Act (OSHA) that signed into law in 1970 and its main goal is to ensure that employers provide employees with an environment free from recognized hazards, such as exposure to toxic chemicals, excessive noise levels, mechanical dangers, heat or… Read More »

TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

By Ira H. Weinstock |

TITLE VII OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT AND RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex and national origin.   The law was later amended to include protection on the basis of pregnancy, age and disability.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)… Read More »

Does Your Employer Give You More Benefits Under FMLA Than You Are Entitled To? Check the Employer Handbook.

By Ira H. Weinstock |

 Does Your Employer Give You More Benefits Under FMLA Than You Are Entitled To? Check the Employer Handbook   Like many state and federal labor and employment laws, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) sets the floor, not the ceiling on what is required of an employer.  Does your employer give you more benefits… Read More »

Jury Finds Trucking Company in Violation of Americans with Disabilities Act

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Jury Finds Trucking Company in Violation of Americans with Disabilities Act A jury has found Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and awarded the Plaintiff $119,612 in back pay.  The Plaintiff, a truck driver, self- reported to Old Dominion a problem with alcohol under the Employer’s… Read More »

Pregnancy Discrimination

By Ira H. Weinstock |

  Pregnancy Discrimination According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women now make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force. Three out of every four women entering the workforce will experience at least one pregnancy while employed.  Unfortunately, employers fail to recognize that pregnancy does not give them the right to treat employees… Read More »

EMPLOYEE HURT AT AN EMPLOYER’S PARTY IS NOT ENTITLED TO WORKERS COMP

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Harrisburg Workers’ Compensation Lawyers EMPLOYEE HURT AT AN EMPLOYER’S PARTY IS NOT ENTITLED TO WORKERS COMP In previous articles we have discussed the requirement that employees must be within the course and scope of their employment when injured in order to get workers compensation benefits. In a recent case in the Commonwealth Court, the Court… Read More »

Workers Compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Workers Compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder In a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case, the High Court awarded workers compensation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  In Pa Liquor Control Board v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Kochanowicz), the Court held that getting robbed was not a normal part of the job of a Pennsylvania Liquor store employee…. Read More »

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