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  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act - ERISA

    The United States Department of Labor provides this introduction to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for individuals in these plans. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act

    Information on the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry including links to the full text of the law. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Workers' Compensation

    Consumer information pamphlet from the Pennsylvania Bar Association. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Workers' Compensation

    Information on Workers' Compensation benefits from the Erie County Bar Association Content Detail

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    Erie County Bar Association
  • Employment Laws: Disability & Discrimination

    Information from the U.S. Department of Labor about the five important federal laws that protect individuals with disabilities from discrimination in employment and the job application process. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Blue Campaign

    Information on Blue Campaign, a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Content Detail

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    Department of Homeland Security
  • Collaborative Law

    Consumer legal information brochure from the Pennsylvania Bar Association on Collaborative Law, a dispute resolution process that is an alternative to litigation. Rev. 1/13 [PDF] Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Downloadable Forms from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry

    Links to downloadable forms from the PA Department of Labor and Industry. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
  • Employment At Will

    Information from Community Legal Services of Philadelphia about your right to have and keep a job. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Immigrant Workers’ Rights and COVID-19

    Information on the rights of immigrant workers relating to COVID-19. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Job Loss - Important Information Workers Need To Know To Protect Their Health Coverage and Retirement Benefits

    This fact sheet focuses on job loss, its effect on workers’ health benefits and retirement benefits, and how these laws impact workers’ rights. When facing job loss or a reduction in hours, you need to know your options ahead of time to prevent loss of health coverage. There may be several options available to individuals who are losing their health coverage when they lose their jobs. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Legal Briefs: Hot topics in the news

    Information discussed on the December 6, 2011 edition of "Legal Briefs" on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live program. The discussion included some hot topics in the news and how they may affect all of us. Included in the discussion are: Pennsylvania's Mandatory Reporting Statute for Child Abuse; Sexual Harassment in the Workplace; Bullying Laws in Pennsylvania; and Texting While Driving. Content Detail

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    Allegheny County Bar Association
  • National Employment Law Project

    Website of the National Employment Law Project. The Project works to promote policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce hard-won worker rights, and help unemployed workers regain their economic footing through improved benefits and services. Content Detail

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    National Employment Law Project
  • Need Health Insurance and Not Working in Your Prior Job? Act Now!

    If you are not working because you are on leave, on layoff, or have lost your job, you should look at the following options for health care for yourself and your family. You should secure coverage within 60 DAYS of when you lose coverage through your employer, or you will lose the opportunity to get affordable benefits through the Affordable Care Act Marketplace until the end of the year. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Online Services from the Pennsylvania Workforce Development System and Pennsylvania CareerLink

    List of online services offered by the PA Workforce Development System and Pennsylvania CareerLink including job search and postings, training, work support services, and vocational rehabilitation. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry