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May 16th, 2021

Can My Employer Require Me To Get The COVID Vaccine?

As more people return to work one  frequent question asked is whether your employer can require you to get the Covid vaccine.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued guidance that allows employers to institute a policy that requires employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Most states and local governments seem to be following this guidance. There are four exception to this law: 1. The Vaccine must be available to the employee population, meaning it must not be hard to get a vaccine. Once the vaccine is available to the employee and they have access to the vaccine, an employer can require employees be vaccinated. 2. If you have a personal health problem or disability that would prevent you from getting the vaccine, an employer cannot require you to take the vaccine.  Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), individuals with disabilities must be provided with reasonable accommodations that enable them to perform the essential functions of their job.  If an employee has a health issue that would prevent them from getting the vaccine, a reasonable accommodation must be made by the employer. An example of a reasonable accommodation is allowing the employee to work from home. 3. An employee who has a sincerely held religious belief that prohibits

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December 6th, 2019

5 TIPS TO FOLLOW WHEN IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT

A motor vehicle accident can be traumatic and scary. When you get hit by another car it is often hard to remember what to do. Considering that 4.5 million people… + More

November 25th, 2019

What is PIP (Personal Injury Protection)?

If you have ever been in a car accident, one of the first questions you may hear will involve the word PIP. PIP is personal injury protection and will pay… + More

October 30th, 2019

AS THE SEASON CHANGES SO DOES THE INCREASE IN SLIP AND FALL ACCIDENTS: WHAT TO KNOW

The fall season comes with many exciting transformations. The leaves start to change colors as the temperatures ease, and as winter waits in the wings, the holiday season approaches. But… + More

August 7th, 2019

Pennsylvania Workers Compensation and Retaliatory Discharge

Getting Fired While On Workers Compensation: Pennsylvania Wrongful Termination Let’s talk about Joe. Joe worked for company ABC for several years. One day he slipped and fell at work and… + More

May 1st, 2019

THE SECRET ABOUT SELECTING DOCTORS THAT PENNSYLVANIA WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURERS DO NOT WANT INJURED WORKERS TO KNOW

John was working in a warehouse when a heavy box fell on him, injuring his back and neck.  John knew right away that he was hurt.  He needed to go… + More

March 27th, 2019

Medical Marijuana and Workers Compensation In Pennsylvania

In 2016, Pennsylvania adopted the Medical Marijuana Act. For the first time, doctors are able to prescribe marijuana to address one of a number of serious medical conditions. Included in… + More

March 11th, 2019

WHAT IS UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED COVERAGE AND WHEN DO I NEED IT?

Uninsured (UM) and Underinsured (UIM) Insurance covers you when you are in a car accident and the other person either does not have insurance or they do not have enough… + More

February 11th, 2019

SHOULD I BRING A PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT AND WHO PAYS?

You have been injured. At work, at a store, on a construction project, or on your neighbor’s property. You are unsure whether to sue. Will the  the person who caused… + More

January 25th, 2019

WHO PAYS MY MEDICAL BILLS WHEN I AM INJURED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

You just got into a car accident. Your neck hurts.  You need to go to the doctor, but you do not know who is responsible for paying your medical bills.… + More

March 11th, 2017

Unfair Labor Practices: Violating Employee Rights

Do you know what an unfair labor practice looks like? Imagine that you’ve worked for the same company for 36 years. In those years you’ve never had a write-up or… + More

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