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- Mandatory Sick Pay in Philadelphia
A crowd of workers cheered last week at City Hall in Philadelphia when Mayor Nutter signed a bill mandating paid sick leave into law, and the City Council approved the legislation.
- Side Effects of Medical Treatment Affect Ability to Work
Individuals suffering from chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia often take prescriptions or undergo medical treatment to help them cope with the symptoms of their conditions.
- Fibromyalgia Patient Sues Employer after Being Fired for Her Disability
A Minnesota woman with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis recently received $30,000 in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit that proved her employer violated the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by firing her because of her medical condition.
- Rise in Fatal Slip and Fall Accidents
As the economy continues to grow, more and more U.S. businesses are experiencing a manufacturing resurgence. As a result of the growth in this industry, the number of fatal workplace slip and fall accidents has increased the most dramatically.
- Delayed Flare-Ups of Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Do you suffer from fibromyalgia but have attempted to “push through” your chronic pain in order to continue working? If so, you have likely experienced a delayed flare-up of your fibromyalgia symptoms within a few days or even hours. Delayed flare-ups can be especially problematic when an individual is seeking coverage under their long term disability policy due to their fibromyalgia symptoms.
- Returning to Work Under the Family Medical Leave Act
One of the main features to the Family Medical Leave Act (”FMLA”) is the return to work provision that requires that an employer return an employee, who has been approved for FMLA, to their original or equivalent position at the end of their leave.
- Court to Rule in Nuke Site Whistleblower Case
A federal appellate court has overturned a district court’s decision to dismiss a whistleblower case filed by a man who says he was fired after he brought attention to safety and health risks concerning the nuclear site where he was employed. The court also ruled that the plaintiff is entitled to a jury trial.
- Wrongful Termination Case
A tax lawyer who worked at the Vanguard Group in Malvern, New York, was terminated from his position after consistently warning his employer that they were considerably underpaying on its taxes. The unlawful practices resulted in Vanguard cheating the US Government out of more than a billion dollars throughout the last several years. Some of the money saved from the illegal tax practices was used to enhance bosses’ salaries.
- Back Injuries in Healthcare Workers
Back injuries including herniated discs, strained muscles, pulled or torn ligaments and disc degeneration are the most common work injuries among healthcare workers. Nurses, nursing aids, orderlies, attendants, laundry workers, kitchen workers and environmental services in the healthcare field can suffer from back injuries caused by everyday tasks or workplace accidents.
- Workers' Compensation Subrogation
Why does the workers' compensation insurance company get money back from my negligence lawsuit?