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U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Use of Class Action Waivers in Employee Arbitration Agreements

July 5th, 2018

By Ryan A. Hancock A few weeks ago, the United States Supreme Court issued a sweeping decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, in three consolidated cases including one arising under the National Labor Relations Act, that will make it difficult, if not impossible, for employees to gain access to a court of law to…


‘What Did You Make at Your Last Job?’- Ninth Circuit Holds Prior Salary is No Justification for Current Pay Gap

May 17th, 2018

By James Glowacki It is well known that women often earn less than men for doing the same work. Per a Pew Research Center analysis, women in the United States earned about 82% of what men earned in 2017. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently addressed this “pay gap” in…


No Notice of Compensation Payable, No Protection Under Workers’ Compensation

March 15th, 2018

By Marianne H. Saylor If you get injured at work, your injury is not legally covered under workers’ compensation unless you receive a Notice of Compensation Payable. Injured workers are required to report an injury to their employer within 120 days after the injury. It is best to report the injury as soon as a…


Work Injury or Just Another Day on the Job?

January 12th, 2017

By Matthew W. Slater We all know that the demands of our jobs can take a toll on our bodies, particularly for workers with a job that is physically demanding or involves performing repetitious tasks. How often do you come home after a long day at work with complaints of back, neck, knee or hand…


Workers’ Compensation: A Workers’ Right that Warrants Protection

December 15th, 2016

By Marianne Henry Saylor Early in the 20th century, many states enacted legislation making it easier for workers injured at work to receive compensation while disabled from work injuries. Workers were no longer required to prove negligence in civil court in order to receive compensation for work injuries. The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act created an…


Restraints on Workers’ Compensation Statute Invalidated

October 10th, 2016

By Alaine S. Williams There has been increasing movement on a national basis to reduce workers’ compensation benefits in various ways. These have taken the form of, for example, reductions in benefits, exclusions of certain conditions from coverage, more stringent reporting requirements, reduced eligibility periods, and – the most draconian – authorization for employers to opt-out…


What You Need to Know About Workers’ Compensation and Panel Doctors

May 26th, 2016

Choosing a doctor is a deeply personal matter. You need to find someone who is conveniently located, affordable, and whom you trust with your most important health needs. That can be difficult if you have been injured on the job and are pursuing a workers’ compensation claim. Your company will have some say in the…


When and How to Report a Work-Related Injury

April 28th, 2016

If you are injured on the job, your first instinct might be to push through or otherwise try to conceal your injury. While everyone, even non-laborers such as office workers, may experience bumps and bruises during the course of their work, significant injuries demand immediate attention – both for your physical well-being and to ensure…


   
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