Being Furloughed During COVID and PA Workers Comp Benefits

May Pennsylvanians are on unemployment due to business closure issued by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf in response tot he COVID-19 pandemic.  Pennsylvania injured workers who are furloughed may be eligible for reinstatement of workers compensation total disability benefits.  The unemployment rate has skyrocketed to historic numbers throughout Pennsylvania.  One important point to note is that although the terms furlough and laid off hold different meanings in employment law, within Pennsylvania workers compensation, there is little difference, with respect to eligibility…

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Area Warehouse Workers Do Not Receive The Same Precautions As Others

Penn Live has published an article on warehouse workers in our area and the lack of safety precautions during COVID-19. They face an increasingly stark choice: Quit, risk losing their job by speaking out, or resign themselves to the fact that they’re at high risk for the virus. Amazon employees noted that, as part of their training, they were warned not to speak publicly about the company. They described a culture in which management threatens reprisal against anyone who criticizes…

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