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  1. Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling Clients Win FLSA Overtime Case Against Pittsburgh Area Subway Franchises

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    A federal district court in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania recently ruled in favor of Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling clients Nirmal and Surinder Vashisht in their overtime case under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The decision shows that an employee can win an overtime case even when (1) they lack detailed time records to support their claims, […]

  2. Long-Term Covid Can Be a Disability Under the ADA And Your Disability Insurance Policy

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    Many people who have had COVID-19 have been able to recover, but what happens when someone with COVID-19 doesn’t get better? Some people continue to experience disabling symptoms that can last for months or even a year after first infection, or they may have new or recurring symptoms. These individuals, referred to as “long haulers,” […]

  3. Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Crisis

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    During this unprecedented time, a record number of Americans are filing unemployment compensation (UC) claims.  Stember Cohn & Davidson-Welling wants you to know what benefits and options are available if you lose work or income due to the Covid-19 crisis. STATE EXPANDED BENEFITS Pennsylvania has expanded eligibility for UC benefits for employees affected by COVID-19. […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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, […]