PA Supreme Court Clarifies Burden of Proof for Firefighters Seeking Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Cancer

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently clarified the burden of proof required of firefighters who bring workers’ compensation claims for cancer, putting to rest conflicting interpretations of a provision added to the Workers’ Compensation Act in 2011 that provides a presumption of compensable disability for firefighters who suffer from cancer. Malignant Melanoma In City of Philadelphia…


Another ‘Second Chance’ Story: Sex Offender Who Earned Barber License While Incarcerated Can Continue to Work, Reform His Life

In September, we blogged about a “second chance” story involving a Lock Haven University professor with a 28-year-old sex crime conviction who worked hard, turned his life around, and got to keep his job after the university discovered his criminal past and attempted to terminate him. Here’s another story proving that second chances are possible…


Are Teen Drivers Safe? New Report Says ‘No’

Most Pennsylvania teens are thrilled to turn 16 years old, get a learner’s permit, and start the process of becoming a licensed driver. But how should the rest of us feel about sharing the roadway with teenagers? TERRIFIED is an appropriate response. Consider a recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), PennDOT statistics,…