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Jan 13, 2014

2014 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Workers’ Compensation Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently determined the 2014 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation. For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2014, the maximum compensation rate is $932.00 per week, which represents a 1.6% increase.  If you have any questions about this or any other workers’ compensation related issues, please email me at bhollenbach@nmmlaw.com.» Read More

Jul 22, 2013

Know How the Unemployment Compensation System Works

Following an employee’s termination, the employer may well receive a packet of papers from the Department of Labor and Industry’s Unemployment Compensation Bureau. When these papers come, you, the employer, normally have just five days to complete the requested information and return the papers. With the short deadline, employers must quickly determine how to deal with the following issues: how to answer the questionnaire; what to say about why the employee was terminated; and whether it is worth fighting his benefits.» Read More

Jan 05, 2012

2012 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for Workers’ Compensation Announced

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently announced the 2012 Statewide Average Weekly Wage for workers’ compensation. For injuries occurring on and after January 1, 2012, the maximum compensation rate is $888.00 per week, which represents a 3.5% increase. This increase is the largest percentage increase since 2009. In 2010, the increase was 1%, and in 2011, the increase was 1.5%.» Read More

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