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September 28, 2022

OSHA Launches New Initiative for Warehousing, Storage, and Distribution Yards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently launched a new five-year regional initiative to address workplace injuries occurring in warehouses and other storage facilities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The warehousing industry has significantly expanded with the continued increase in...

September 20, 2022

Court Issues Landmark Decision Pertaining to Gender and Protections...

On August 16, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in the matter of Williams v. Kincaid , issued a landmark decision, providing that individuals with gender dysphoria...

September 07, 2022

DISCIPLINE AND DISCHARGE POLICY with PODCAST (Anatomy of a Handbook...

An article written by Employment Law Partner James F. Devine, Esq. discussing the challenges of labor and employee regulations that includes the pursuit of employment rights vs. employers for...

August 30, 2022

Changes to Medical Malpractice Venue Rules in Pennsylvania

On August 25, 2022, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court eliminated a venue exception for medical malpractice actions filed in the Commonwealth. The rule requiring that medical professional liability...

August 18, 2022

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT POLICY with PODCAST (Anatomy of a...

An article written by Employment Law Partner James F. Devine, Esq. discussing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) since its adoption in 1990 and how employers who wish to avoid...

August 15, 2022

Anatomy of a Handbook

While there is no law that specifically requires an employer to have a Handbook, we recommend that most employers adopt and publish one that meets their legitimate business interests and...

August 10, 2022

NJ Mandatory Automobile Liability Insurance Increase

On Friday 08/05/2022, Governor Phil Murphy signed into NJ law a bill that will increase auto insurance premiums for about 1 million New Jersey drivers. Current Bodily Injury NJ state minimums will...

August 08, 2022

The New Order of the Remote and Hybrid Employment Environment

While many employers experimented with flexible schedules, remote work and better work life balance prior to COVID-19, the pandemic has changed the complexion of the modern workforce. Now, most...

August 04, 2022

NJ Cannabis Regulatory Commission Monthly Meeting Update for July 2022

During the July 28, 2022 meeting of the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (“CRC”), a number of hot topics were discussed. No matter which issue we discuss first, it will seem like we are...

August 04, 2022

Devine Pens Cannabis and the Workplace Article for PBA Labor &...

James F. Devine, the Managing Partner of the firm’s Lancaster office and firmwide Chair of the Employment Law Practice Group, recently published an article entitled An Introduction to Medical...

July 29, 2022

Pennsylvania to Adopt New Rule Addressing Tips and Overtime...

On August 5, 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will implement a rule pertaining to the payment of tipped employees as well as the calculation of overtime for salaried, non...

June 24, 2022

WHAT DOES THE DOBBS V. JACKSON WOMEN’S HEALTH ORGANIZATION DECISION...

The Dobbs decision overturning Roe and Casey leaves much of the nation wondering what impact this decision may have on family law and specifically on family law matters related to same sex couples...

May 24, 2022

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Legal Update: Proposed Domestic...

The Assembly Labor Committee, No. 822, 220th Legislature, is discussing proposed legislation which would establish certain rights for domestic workers. The proposed legislation would create the ...

March 28, 2022

Funeral and Cemetery Benefits for WV Workers’ Comp Claims Increased...

On March 14, 2022, West Virginia Insurance Commissioner Allen McVey issued Insurance Bulletin No. 22-05 titled “Funeral and Cemetery Expenses for Workers’ Compensation Claims.” The Bulletin is...

March 21, 2022

West Virginia OIC Increases State Mileage Reimbursement Rate

On February 15, 2022, the Offices of Insurance Commissioner issued a Notice regarding the mileage reimbursement rate. Pursuant to West Virginia Code § 23-4-8(d) and (e), workers’ compensation...

March 02, 2022

NY Updates CPLR to Include New Mandatory Insurance Disclosure...

Recently, there has been a significant legislative amendment to the Civil Practice and Procedure Law (CPLR) of New York regarding the disclosure of insurance information involving cases filed on...

January 27, 2022

UPDATED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION MEDICARE SET ASIDE (WCMSA) REFERENCE...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide (Version 3.5, January 10, 2022) that may have...

January 17, 2022

New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Legal Update – January 2022

Parking Lot Amendment On January 10, 2022, New Jersey Governor Murphy signed into law an amendment to NJSA34:15-36 as it pertains to the compensability of parking lot cases. The amendment states: ...

January 14, 2022

U.S. SUPREME COURT BLOCKS OSHA VACCINE MANDATE ETS BUT PERMITS CMS...

On January 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay against the OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for large, private employers. Then in a second opinion, it refused to stop the Interim...

January 05, 2022

New Jersey Workers' Compensation Case Law Update: ...

It is well-established that an injury sustained during a social or recreational activity is not compensable unless such activities (1) are a regular incident of employment and (2) produce a...

December 23, 2021

PA SUPREME COURT DECISION CHANGES LAW ON CLAIMANTS’ ENTITLEMENT TO...

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has issued a ruling that could result in a significant increase in the frequency and amount of attorney fee awards to claimants’ attorneys. On December 22, 2021, the...

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