Memorandum: Employer Provided Vaccination Programs and Compensability under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act

There is no Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court or Pennsylvania Supreme Court case law on the question of the compensability of an “injury” sustained as a result of an employer administered vaccination program, regardless of whether the program is voluntary or mandatory.  However, there are several cases on point before the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board.  The cases indicate that where the vaccination program is mandatory, then finding that the injury was in the course and scope of employment is basically automatic. Where the vaccine was administered by the employer through a voluntary vaccination program, the question turns on whether or not the employee was furthering the interests of the employer by voluntarily agreeing to an employer administered vaccination.

Paid Leave Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Where Does It Stand For 2021?

Mandatory paid leave for COVID-related reasons provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expires with the start of 2021.

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CARES Act Authorizes Paycheck Protection Loan Program

The CARES Act provides for loans backed by the SBA to be issued to eligible borrowers under the Paycheck Protection Program.

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What Employers Need to Know About Paid Sick And Family/Medical Leave Under FFCRA

What do employers need to know about paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

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Mandatory Shut-Down Of Non-Life-Sustaining Businesses In PA

Gov. Tom Wolf announced a mandatory shut-down of all non-life sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania effective at 8 p.m. on March 19, 2020.

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PA Unemployment Compensation For Workers Impacted By COVID-19

Those employed in Pennsylvania, who are unable to work because of COVID-19 (the Coronavirus), may be eligible for unemployment compensation benefits.

Salary Threshold for Exempt Employees

New Salary Threshold For Exempt Employees

Effective January 1, 2020, the salary level for an employee to qualify for the white-collar exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act has been raised.

Employee Handbook Mistakes

As a business owner, you probably have an employee handbook. You may have had it drafted by an attorney or perhaps an employee downloaded a template from the internet and adapted it to your situation.

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What Workplace Notices To Employees Are Required?

Some of the statutes and regulations enforced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) mandate notices be provided to employees and/or posted in the workplace.

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Does An Employer Have To Pay Hourly Employees For Commuting To Work In A Company Vehicle?

Not necessarily. Two provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), that otherwise appear simple, create confusion.