Joseph Sileo

Joseph Sileo

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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OSHA Announces Major Focus on Healthcare Industry

In late June, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) announced a major initiative that will intensify and expand the agency’s enforcement resources in the healthcare industry, with a focus on several common...more

7/9/2015 - Healthcare Hospitals Nursing Homes OSHA Safety Inspections Workplace Injury

An OSHA Inspection Can Be Costly for the Unprepared Employer

Knock Knock!  Who’s there?  OSHA.  OSHA who?  OSHA, the federal agency responsible for workplace safety, which is going to hit your company with hefty fines if you are not prepared. This is no joke.  OSHA is a very active and...more

4/23/2015 - Best Practices OSHA Safety Inspections Workplace Safety

Best Practices for Handling Unemployment Compensation Claims Part 3: Appeals, Legal Counsel, & Quarterly Reports

Pennsylvania employers can achieve positive results and realize other important gains by wisely and effectively responding to, and when appropriate, contesting unemployment compensation claims. This post is Part 3 of a 3 part...more

12/8/2014 - Best Management Practices Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Unemployment Insurance

Best Practices for Handling Unemployment Compensation Claims Part 2: The Referee's Hearing

Pennsylvania employers can achieve positive results and realize other important gains by wisely and effectively responding to, and when appropriate, contesting unemployment compensation claims. This post is Part 2 of a 3 part...more

12/5/2014

Best Practices for Handling Unemployment Compensation Claims Part 1: Responding to the Initial UC Claim and Appealing the Initial...

Pennsylvania employers can achieve positive results and realize other important gains by wisely and effectively responding to, and when appropriate, contesting unemployment compensation claims. This post is Part 1 of a 3 part...more

12/3/2014 - Appeals Hiring & Firing Termination Unemployment Insurance

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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