Pa. High Court Clarifies Workers' Comp Rule On Retirement

Law360, New York (March 26, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Monday that employers seeking to suspend workers’ compensation benefits for employees who purportedly retired must prove that the employee left the workforce voluntarily, asserting that a worker’s acceptance of a disability pension didn’t equate to retiring from the workforce.

The high court affirmed a Commonwealth Court decision that the state’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board properly rejected the city of Pittsburgh’s attempt to suspend workers’ compensation benefits for a former police officer after she took a disability pension because she was no...
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