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What is “Paycheck Protection” and How Does it Affect My Union

By Ira H. Weinstock |

On February 8, 2017 the Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation more commonly known as “Paycheck Protection.”  The legislation was comprised of two bills.  Senate Bill 166 prohibited “any outside organization from using the Commonwealth, or any of its political subdivisions, as an agent to collect money to be used for political purposes. “  The legislation… Read More »

Pennsylvania Funding Cuts Affect Access to Unemployment Benefits

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Due to state funding cuts to the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the staff at the Unemployment Service Centers which process claims have been significantly reduced.  As a result it has become more difficult for unemployed Pennsylvanians to file claims and to get answers to questions on how to properly address issues that… Read More »

Worker.Gov – The New Federal Government Website to Help Explain Workers’ Rights

By Ira H. Weinstock |

This week the Federal Government unveiled worker.gov – an interactive website for working men and women to get information related to their rights in the workplace and to file a complaint or charge if their rights have been violated. The website is currently in its beta stage, but it appears to be geared to… Read More »

NLRB Office of General Counsel Finds Misclassification of Truck Drivers is a Violation of the National Labor Relations Act

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of General Counsel recently issued an Advice Memorandum regarding an alleged violation of Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) concerning an Employer’s misclassification of employees as independent contractors.  See Pacific 9 Transportation, Inc. Case 21-CA-150875. The Employer, Pacific 9 Transportation, Inc. operated a trucking… Read More »

Harley-Davidson Announces Layoffs in York County

By Ira H. Weinstock |

On August 31, 2016, Harley-Davidson announced it was laying off, between 100 to 200 employees at the York facility.  According to an article in “The Street”, the full year’s projected shipped motorcycles will be off by approximately 5,000 units.   That same article states that both full time and casual employees will be part of… Read More »

What is a Mediation in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

If you have an open workers’ compensation case in Pennsylvania there’s a strong chance that at some point you may have to appear in front of a Workers’ Compensation Judge, especially if you have a serious injury that may prevent you from returning to your pre-injury job.  If you have an accepted workers’ compensation… Read More »

Organizing Temporary Employees Under the National Labor Relations Act

By Ira H. Weinstock |

With the prevalence of temporary employment agencies and temporary workers in the workforce, it has been difficult for Unions to organize temporary workers who enter a previously organized workplace.  In Oakwood Care Center, 343 NLRB 659 (2004) the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that bargaining units that combine employees who are solely employed… Read More »

Employment Protections under the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Act

By Ira H. Weinstock |

Much has been discussed regarding the employment protection provisions of Act 16 of 2016 (the Medical Marijuana Act), formerly Senate Bill 3.  It has been widely noted that the Act contains language protecting the jobs of patients who are patients approved to use medical marijuana.  However, the Act separately contains exceptions to the patient… Read More »

Do Pennsylvania Workers Have The Right to Know About Their Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

The Pennsylvania Worker and Right to Know Act (Act 159 of 1984) created a system for communicating information about hazardous materials used, produced or stored at work sites within the Commonwealth. The Department of Labor & Industry, through the Health & Safety Division, acts as the data collector between employers and the community. Under… Read More »

Determining Whether an Employment Relationship Exists: Is a Worker an Employee or Independent Contractor?

By Ira H. Weinstock |

In a previous article, we discussed the growing trend of employers misclassifying employees as “independent contractors” to avoid paying overtime and benefits such as Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation or Unemployment Compensation.  Here, we will look at some of the factors the U.S. Department of Labor has used to determine whether a worker is an employee… Read More »

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