FMLA Offers Leave for New Parents and Employees who Need to Care for Loved Ones. Do You Know Your FMLA Rights?

The Family and Medical Leave Act, also called FMLA, was enacted to help families in times of need. Established in 1993, this federal labor law provides unpaid, job-protected leave to qualified employees for various medical and family reasons, including caring for a new child and caring for sick relatives. While some states have passed their own FMLA laws, Pennsylvania employees are limited to the rights guaranteed under the federal law. While the FMLA legislated protection against certain types of discrimination, some employers, intentionally or unintentionally, violate this law. Lancaster County employees should take time to get to know their rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act and, when necessary, seek the help of an FMLA attorney to protect those rights.

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We Reveal Five Common Custody Mistakes and How Parents in Lancaster County can Avoid Them

Parents who are contemplating divorce or getting ready to determine child custody may have to deal with challenging emotions. It's hard to decide which custody agreement is fair, what is best for the child, and what is reasonable for the parents' schedules, relationships, and abilities. However, in most cases, each parent wants more time with their child or as much as they can get. But not every parent understands that what they do before, during, and after the divorce can impact custody decisions and even cause a judge to reduce their share of custody.

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Why do Lancaster County Employers Deny Workers’ Comp Claims?

By Dennis Plank, Attorney When a person is hurt on the job, the pain and suffering can extend beyond the injury itself. Injured employees may have to cope with lost wages, large medical bills, and the stress of supporting a family. While most Lancaster County workers who suffer injuries on the job qualify for compensation under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, some employers choose to lawfully…

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Is Your Lancaster County Employer Breaking PA Law?

By Angela M. Ward, Attorney Today, laws are in place in Pennsylvania and at the national level to protect employees from unsafe working conditions, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination and to ensure they receive fair pay and benefits. While workers’ rights are sometimes taken for granted, they are a result of decades of employer abuse. In the 1800s, Pennsylvania was home to world-famous robber barons…

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Make Sure You’re Prepared for Divorce With This Checklist

by Robert M. Going, Attorney Going through a divorce can be messy and overwhelming. It’s easy to lose track of what’s happening, what has already been done, and what still needs to be tackled. That’s why it’s smart to create a checklist. Writing down tasks, and the dates they are completed will help the person going through a divorce to keep on track, avoid missing…

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