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Construction Workplace Misclassification Act

          On February 10, 2011, the Construction Workplace Misclassification Act took effect in Pennsylvania. This new law makes it illegal in Pennsylvania to classify commercial and residential construction employees as independent contractors.            The Act...

Subrogation Under The Heart and Lung Act Revisited

Update- In an earlier post (set forth below) I discussed subrogation rights of an employer who has paid Heart and Lung Act benefits to an injured employee.  On January 28, 2011, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision In Oliver v. City of Pittsburgh holding...

Pennsylvania Uniform Fire Arms Act

ISSUE: Sam passed away and left a sizable gun collection to his three sons. Sam failed to take into consideration that his sons had been convicted of aggravated assault twenty years before down in Florida. Will Sam\’s executor be able to carry out Sam\’s...

Wage Claim Question

Carolyn had worked for the Good Health Hospital for a number of years. Carolyn worked what is referred to as a “long week/short week” plan. One week she would work 32 hours a week, and then the next week she would work 48 hours in a week but was not paid overtime...