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September 2015 Archives

When can a workers' compensation claim be denied in Pennsylvania?

If you are employed in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, and you sustain an injury or develop an illness due to a situation or condition on the job, workers' compensation benefits may be available to help you with medical bills and lost wages that occur as a result. Benefits are covered by your employer's workers' compensation insurance, and cases which are not covered are rare. However, there are some instances where you may receive a denial of benefits.

What you should know about severance pay

When you are considering employment in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, a severance agreement is one factor that is often worth negotiating before you accept the job. This agreement provides you with a continuation of a portion of your pay and/or benefits if your employment is terminated and releases your employer from liability. We at the Law Offices of Jacobson and Rooks are aware that this employment contract could result in positive or negative outcomes, depending on how it is structured.

Who is protected from at-will termination in Pennsylvania?

As an employee in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, you may wonder what legal grounds your employer has for terminating your employment. Pennsylvania is an at-will state, which means that unless you have a contract or there is some statutory restriction, your supervisor has the right to fire you whether or not he or she has a reason, or even if there is not a reason.

Employees now have more unionization opportunities

Workers in Pennsylvania who belong to unions typically have higher wages, significantly better benefits and more workplace protections. Those who are not allowed to unionize often suffer from low compensation as a direct result. Now, the National Labor Relations Board is attempting to rectify the situation for employees of franchises and other facilities that are controlled indirectly by a parent company.

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