Willig, Williams & Davidson
Main Office: Philadelphia, PA (215) 656-3600                Toll Free: (800) 631-1233
Firm News
May 2018 – Willig, Williams & Davidson

Attorney Happenings and Headlines

Brett J. Zeitlin Named Partner

We're excited to announce that Brett J. Zeitlin was promoted to partner. Brett focuses his practice on family law and general civil litigation. He counsels and represents domestic relations clients in divorce, support, custody, paternity, protection from abuse, guardianship, and dependency matters.

Philadelphia Business Journal Ranks Our Firm Among Largest in the City

With 38 local attorneys, Willig, Williams & Davidson ranked among the top 40 largest law firms in Philadelphia. Of those 38 attorneys, 22 are partners, an indicator of the seniority of the legal talent and the stability of the firm.

Michael Dryden Discusses PA Firefighter Workers' Compensation Cancer Cases [Videos]

Workers' Compensation Department Chair and Philadelphia attorney Michael G. Dryden, discusses Workers' Compensation Act 46, Section 108 (r) which recognizes cancer as an occupational disease in firefighters that were exposed to an International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Group 1 carcinogen.
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Featured Practice Area: Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Willig, Williams & Davidson provide union members, individual working people and their families with caring, dedicated legal advice and representation in personal injury cases. Our capabilities include car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, workplace accidents, and other types of accidents leading to civil litigation.

Workers' Compensation Q&A – Did You Know?

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

Must I treat with an employer-designated physician if my workers' compensation claim has been denied?

What happens if my disability status changes after a workers' compensation claim has been accepted?

How does my lawyer get paid for representing me in a workers' compensation claim?

Pension Protection ActFourth Circuit Court of Appeals Strikes Down Common Employer Bargaining Tactic as Unlawful Under the Pension Protection Act

On April 26, 2018, the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated an employer’s attempt to freeze participation in a multiemployer pension plan to existing employees, and place new employees in a 401(k) plan.

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Workers CompNo Notice of Compensation Payable, No Protection Under Workers' Comp

If you get injured at work, your injury is not legally covered under workers' compensation unless you receive a Notice of Compensation Payable.

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PFAExpungement of a Protection from Abuse (PFA) Record

The Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act provides a remedy for a victim of abuse to seek protection from their abuser. A protection from abuse petition and temporary order prohibiting abuse can be obtained if there is a familial or household relationship between the victim and abuser or if they were intimate partners.

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Pregnancy DiscriminationWhat is Pregnancy Discrimination

In 1978, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act ("PDA") as an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The PDA prohibits employers from discriminating against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.

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Memphis Sanitation StrikeLabor Unions Across the Country Honor Echol Cole, Robert Walker, and the Memphis Sanitation Workers Who Led the Historic Sanitation Strike of 1968

February 1, 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the tragic deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker, two sanitation workers killed on the job by a trash compactor in the City of Memphis, Tennessee.

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GerrymanderingPennsylvania Supreme Court's Historic Ruling in the Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Case

On Feb. 7, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its historic ruling in the Pennsylvania gerrymandering case, declaring that the Pennsylvania General Assembly's hyper-partisan and politically-gerrymandered 2011 congressional redistricting plan violated Article I, Section 5 of the Pennsylvania Constitution.

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Willig, Williams & Davidson is one of the largest and most respected union-side labor law firms in the United States. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, Media, Jenkintown and Harrisburg, Pa., as well as Haddonfield, N.J. and Chicago, Ill. Founded in 1979, Willig, Williams & Davidson focuses on representing labor unions, employee benefit funds and individual working people and their families on a variety of legal fronts, including national, regional and local contract negotiations; dispute resolution through mediation, arbitration and litigation; tax and benefit law compliance issues; discrimination and other employment matters; prepaid legal services for union members; and workers’ compensation matters in Philadelphia and beyond. The materials contained in this correspondence have been authored or gathered by Willig, Williams & Davidson for informational purposes only. This correspondence is not intended to be and is not considered to be legal advice. Transmission of this document is not intended to create, and receipt does not establish, an attorney-client relationship. Legal advice of any nature should be sought from legal counsel. In some states, this correspondence may be considered attorney advertising.