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Court Strikes IRE Provisions From Workers’ Compensation Act

Posted: June 29, 2017   Category: News/Events

Client Alert On June 20, 2017, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its Decision in Protz v. WCAB (Derry Area School Dist.), 2017 Pa. Lexis 1401 (Pa. 2017). This case involves a challenge to Section 306(a.2), 77 P.S. §511.2, the provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act which provides for the modification of a claimant’s benefits from […]

New Efforts to Impose Liability onto Franchisors and Other Companies

Posted: March 10, 2017   Category: Employee and Executive Agreements

Joint Employment, Temporary Employees & Franchises Picture calamity at a local fast food restaurant: A worker suffers a serious injury in a motor vehicle accident while delivering food; a group of workers claim of inadequate payment of hourly wages; a disabled worker alleges discrimination and failure to accommodate.  Can these workers reach past the limited […]

Guidelines for Navigating the FMLA

Posted: February 2, 2017   Category: Family Medical Leave

For qualifying employers, the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) provides for 12 work weeks of unpaid leave for eligible employees within a 12 month period in the following situations:[1] the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth; the placement with the employee of a child […]

How to Navigate a Continued Professional Relationship Post-Graduation

Posted: January 20, 2017   Category: General

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) defines employment very broadly.  To “employ” is to “suffer or permit” to work.  Generally speaking, individuals who are permitted to work must be compensated – i.e. they are “employees.”  This necessarily involves the employer paying employment taxes and/or providing other employment-related insurance and tax contributions.   The employee classification may […]

Public Accommodations: An Overview of ADA Compliance and Benefits for Owners/Operators of Hotels, Bars, Restaurants and Theaters

Posted: January 6, 2017   Category: Disability Discrimination Under ADA

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and each of its subsequent updates has five main sections. Title I applies to employers, Title II applies to local and state government entities, Title III applies to private facilities and businesses offering commercial facilities and providing places of public accommodation, Title IV applies to telecommunications and common […]