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Firm News
July 2019 – Willig, Williams & Davidson

Attorney Happenings and Headlines

Willig, Williams & Davidson Welcomes New Family Law Attorney

Elizabeth Deegan joined the firm to assist workers with family law matters. She focuses her practice on family law, including child custody, divorce, child support establishment and modification, equitable distribution of assets and debts, domestic violence issues, grandparent's rights, adoptions, name changes and relocation issues.

Ryan Hancock Talks to WHYY About Workers' Rights in Today's Gig Economy

Ryan Hancock recently spoke with WHYY's PlanPhilly reporter Darryl C. Murphy for a podcast report on the rights of gig economy workers such as Uber drivers.

Marianne Henry Saylor Becomes Director of PA Bureau of Workers' Compensation

Longtime attorney and firm partner Marianne Henry Saylor has left the firm to become Director of the Bureau of Workers' Compensation for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Jessica Caggiano Presents at Steelworkers Conference Day

Jessica Caggiano served as a speaker at United Steelworkers Local 9265 Conference Day on June 7 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Alidz Oshagan Reelected Treasurer of Labor Employment Relations Association (Philadelphia)

Attorney Alidz Oshagan has been reelected to serve as treasurer of the Philadelphia chapter of the Labor Employment Relations Association (LERA).

Irwin Aronson Presents at AFL-CIO

Irwin Aronson recently presented at the annual AFL-CIO LCC Union Lawyers Conference in Detroit, Michigan. Irwin, together with firm associates Jessica Caggiano and Joseph Richardson, also wrote a paper that was presented and discussed at the conference.

Kathleen Tana Presents for NBI on Adoption Law: Start to Finish

Kathleen Tana presented during the National Business Institute's webcast CLE program, "Adoption Law: Start to Finish" in January 2019.

NLRBPennsylvania House Bill 849 Would Prohibit Employers From Using NDAs in Sexual Harassment Cases

House Bill 849, also known as the "Disclosing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Act," would prohibit employers from requiring current or prospective employees to sign a nondisclosure agreement that restricts the employee from opposing, disclosing, reporting or participating in an investigation of sexual harassment.

PA Workers CompUber Drivers Not Employees, NLRB General Counsel Concludes

In a decision made public on May 14, 2019, the NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb's Division of Advice concluded that UberX and UberBlack drivers who drove for the company in 2015 and 2016 were independent contractors, not "employees" as that term is defined under the National Labor Relations Act.

ACAWest Virginia Right-to-Work Makes its Way to the State Supreme Court

West Virginia's right-to-work law may be heading for oral argument after the state's Supreme Court issued an order granting a motion to stay the decision of a circuit court, which struck down key provisions of the law as arbitrary.

Featured Practice Area: Legal Services

Willig, Williams & Davidson has been the exclusive legal services provider to a number of prepaid legal services plans, including many negotiated by labor organizations. We are one of the largest providers of these benefits on the East Coast.

Workers' Comp Q&A – Did You Know?

Our firm often answers questions about workers' compensation. Here are some of the most frequently asked:

How are my wage loss benefits calculated under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act?

How can I pay for a workers' compensation attorney?

What unemployment insurance benefits are available?

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