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Are furloughed Pennsylvania injured workers eligible for workers comp wage loss benefits?

Pennsylvania injured workers who are furloughed or laid off due to the coronavirus pandemic may be eligible for reinstatement of workers’ compensation wage loss benefits.  Although the terms furloughed and laid off mean something different in employment law, for purposes of entitlement to workers’ compensation benefits, there is no distinction.  Many Pennsylvanians have been laid […]

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Maryland Workers Comp Commission moving forward with in-person hearings effective June 8

The Maryland Workers Compensation Commission announced yesterday that they would be moving forward with in-person workers compensation proceedings beginning June 8, 2020.  The Commission recognized that some injured workers may be hesitant to appear in person for hearings and allows for requests for continued video proceedings. The Commission announces that we may be resuming in-person […]

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What to do with Stimulus Checks for Deceased Loved Ones

As Mooney Law has guided families through the estate administration process amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have addressed the new challenge of how to handle stimulus checks made payable to a deceased loved one. The CARES Act provided payments up to $1,200.00 to qualifying Americans to help weather the pandemic. In the haste of the […]

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The Hidden Cost of Delaying to File for Consumer Bankruptcy Protection

There are substantial hidden costs in delaying to file for consumer bankruptcy protection and we review those costs here in this article.  When a creditor threatens a debtor with an action to repossess property, debtors often turn to filing for bankruptcy protection. For debtors facing repossession, the decision whether or not to file for bankruptcy […]

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Maryland Workers Compensation Commission

Maryland Workers Compensation Commission Moving Forward Under New Procedures

The Maryland Workers Compensation Commission has enacted new procedures to move cases forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PA Landlord Tenant Law

The COVID Effect on Landlord-Tenant Law

There has been a noticeable uptick in requests for information regarding how COVID-19 has been affecting Landlord-Tenant law in Pennsylvania.  There are three barriers currently blocking evictions.  This article will discuss each, with the implications and allowances associated therewith. Federal Ban under the CARES Act: Pursuant to Section 4024 of the CARES Act, there was […]

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Workers Compensation Law

What is a Pennsylvania Workers’ Comp Mediation?

If you’ve been injured at work in Pennsylvania and are in litigation, you may have heard of the term ‘mediation’ in your case.  What is a Pennsylvania workers’ compensation mediation?  I can answer this through some frequently asked questions. What is a PA workers’ compensation mediation and is it required? Mediation is an informal meeting […]

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Criminal Law

PA Supreme Court Rules Pennsylvania’s Sexually Violent Predator Statute Constitutional

In a long awaited decision, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has ruled that the statutory scheme used in the Commonwealth to designate certain individuals convicted of sexual offenses as sexually violent predators (SVPs) to be lawful. In Pennsylvania, anyone convicted of any one of the enumerated sexual offenses contained in the Sexual Offender Registration and […]

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Social Security Disability

Social Security Disability Hearings and COVID-19

Effective March 17, 2020, the Social Security Administration took steps to protect employees and citizens during the COVID-19 outbreak.  With reference to Social Security Disability adjudication, all hearing offices are closed during the pandemic.  The Office of Hearing Operations (OHO) will continue to conduct social security disability appeal hearings, but those hearings will be conducted […]

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