Joseph Sileo

Joseph Sileo

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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Employee Fired for Working Additional Hours Eligible for UC Benefits Despite Prior Warning

In a recent unreported decision, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court considered a part-time employee's eligibility for Unemployment Compensation ("UC") benefits after she was fired for disregarding her employer's prior...more

11/21/2014 - Corporate Counsel Hiring & Firing Part-Time Employees Termination Unemployment Benefits Unpaid Overtime

Long-Term Employee Ineligible for UC Benefits for Violating Workplace Conduct Policies

After nearly 21 years of employment, a full-time clerk with Turkey Hill lost her job for engaging in several instances of bad behavior within a short period of time. The employee initially received a verbal counseling from...more

8/1/2014 - Hiring & Firing Termination Unemployment Unemployment Compensation System

OSHA: Active Agency Agenda, Increased Enforcement Efforts And Legal Update

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the primary federal agency charged with responsibility for enforcing workplace health and safety regulations, has been very active under the Obama Administration. In...more

5/13/2014 - Chemicals Electronically Stored Information Employer Liability Issues Investigations Obama Administration OSHA Proposed Regulation Rulemaking Process Safety Training Training Workplace Hazards

Last Call! Third Circuit Court Of Appeals Rules That Employer Can Terminate Employee For Violating Strict No Alcohol Return To...

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision holding that an employer's termination of an employee for violating a very broad and restrictive return to work agreement (RWA), which prohibited the employee from...more

2/7/2014 - ADA Adverse Employment Action Alcohol Testing Contract Drafting Disability Discrimination Drug Testing Drug Treatment EAP FMLA Hiring & Firing Medical Leave Reasonable Accommodation Retaliation Return-to-Work Agreements Termination Trucking Industry

OSHA's New Hazard Communication Standard: Employers Are Required To Provide Training To Employees By December 1, 2013

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a new Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) that is designed to enhance employee health and safety by aligning the classification and labeling of chemicals in...more

9/18/2013 - Globally Harmonized System Hazardous Communication Standard OSHA UN

Employers Can Use Disclaimers To Protect Customers From Employee Personal Injury Lawsuits

As employers know all too well, an employee who is injured in connection with work can receive workers' compensation benefits simply by establishing that the injury occurred in the course of employment and resulted in a loss...more

5/7/2013 - Disclaimers Workplace Injury

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