Tag Archives: Harrisburg Labor Lawyer
WHAT IS A TERMINATION PETITION?
Will a Termination Petition affect my weekly benefits? Not immediately and hopefully never. If the Employer wins a Termination Petition, the injured workers’ weekly comp checks will stop. However, the filing of a Termination Petition does not mean wage loss benefits will immediately or ever stop. The injured workers’ benefits can continue as the… Read More »
Do Pennsylvania Workers Have The Right to Know About Their Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals?
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 »
Criminal Record Expungement and Finding a Job
Finding a job in a fractured and uncertain economy can be hard enough, however, if you have a criminal record your chances at employment are at an even greater disadvantage. Pennsylvania has an expungement law, however, to be eligible generally a petitioner would need to establish: 1) They are seventy years old and have been… Read More »
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Most Americans know Dr. King as one of the greatest leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960’s, however, entwined with his leadership in civil rights was 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 »
National Labor Relations Board Finds Mandatory Arbitration Unlawful
In U.S. Express Enterprises, Inc. and U.S. Express, Inc. and Justin L. Swindler the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) considered whether a mandatory arbitration agreement (MAA) that was a condition of employment violated section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Here, the employer required employees to sign an agreement that prohibited the… Read More »
Happy Birthday Ira!
Happy Birthday Ira! Long time Local 776 attorney Ira Weinstock recently celebrated his 75th birthday and local 776 helped him celebrate by recognizing him at the stewards banquet; presenting him with a clock for his service to the Local Union. Attorney Weinstock began working for Local 776 in 1967. His first case dealt with… Read More »