1. Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling Wins Challenge to Pennsylvania Unemployment Regulation

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    Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling (“SCD-W”) won a Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court case challenging an Unemployment Compensation (“UC”) rule that has unfairly kept many people from getting UC benefits. Many who are out of work depend on UC benefits to get by while they look for a new job. However, self-employed workers are not eligible for unemployment […]

  2. Women’s Law Project Joins Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against UPMC

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      The Women’s Law Project has joined Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling, LLC, in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by a former UPMC employee who was fired for failing to return to work within two weeks after childbirth. Plaintiff had been working as a bank teller when UPMC offered her a full-time administrative position registering patients […]

  3. Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling Client Wins FMLA and Age Discrimination Jury Trial

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    Stember, Cohn & Davidson-Welling, LLC,  won a jury verdict approaching $900,000 in an age discrimination and FMLA case. Over a career spanning almost 30 years, Walter Mikulan had worked his way up through the ranks from corrections officer to Major when Allegheny County Jail Warden Orlando Harper fired him. The jury found that Harper terminated […]

  4. Settlement in Wage and Hour Class Action Brought By Table Games Dealers At The Meadows Casino

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    Stember Cohn &  Davidson-Welling  (“SCDW”) has reached a class action settlement with the Meadows Casino in Washington, PA, on behalf of table games dealers at the Casino in Yanchak v. Cannery Casino Resorts, LLC., a wage and hour case brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act. A former dealer […]

  5. Victory in Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Case

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    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reinstated the gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit of Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling client Sandra Connelly, finding that the lower court improperly dismissed Ms. Connelly’s claims. Ms. Connelly was the only female truck driver employed by Lane Construction Corporation at its Pittsburgh facility.  She contends that she […]

  6. Consideration Required for PA Noncompetes

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      In a clear victory for Pennsylvania employees, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held in a case of first impression that an employer cannot use so called “magic language” to impose noncompete clauses where no significant benefit is provided to the agreeing employee. The continuation of employment on its own, the court found, is not […]

  7. Obama Issues Executive Order on Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

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    President Obama on Labor Day signed an executive order which requires companies that contract with the federal government to provide their workers with paid sick leave. The order, titled “Establishing Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors,” seeks to ensure that employees of companies which contract with the federal government are eligible for paid sick leave, […]

  8. Verdict for Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling Client in Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Case

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    On April 17, 2015, a jury awarded Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling client Sandra Robertson what is believed to be the largest individual plaintiff’s verdict in an employment discrimination case ever entered in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. The jury awarded nearly $1 million in compensatory damages and $12.5 million […]

  9. Consult a Disability (LTD) Lawyer Early in the Disability Claim Process

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      Filing for long-term disability (LTD) benefits is more complicated than your LTD insurance company might like you to think.  If you become unable to work and are covered by LTD insurance, consulting with an LTD lawyer could make the difference between getting benefits and having your claim denied. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act […]

  10. Widespread Violations of Overtime Law In Marcellus Shale Oil and Gas Industry

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    The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the recovery of $4.5M in unpaid overtime for thousands of Marcellus Shale natural gas workers  Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The DOL’s investigation revealed significant violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which resulted in employers agreeing to pay $4,409,547 in back wages to 5,310 employees. An official […]