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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PA and MD Workers Comp Hearings Happening Remotely

Pennsylvania and Maryland workers compensation claims are moving forward, despite both state labor departments being closed.  Both are functioning remotely. The Office of Adjudication within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, issued the following briefing on operations moving forward: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Adjudication will be continuing operations on a modified telephone-only hearing schedule effective Monday, March 30, 2020.  This modified protocol will permit WCJ's to process disputes and permit parties to litigate pending cases…

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Workers Comp grinds to halt with COVID-19

By order of the Governor of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth government is shut down for two weeks for all non-essential employees.  As a result, all workers compensation hearings are postponed to at least March 30.   The Bureau of Workers Compensation is working through a process that Compromise and Release (settlement) hearings can still take place by telephone. Mooney Law will keep our clients up to date on the ever changing situation and how it impacts their workers compensation case. Additionally, to…

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