Workers' Comp. Judges Not Entitled To Raise, Pa. Justices Say

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court finding that a state administrative board's decision to eliminate a one-time pay increase for Pennsylvania's workers' compensation judges didn't violate the state or federal constitutions.

In a one-sentence order, the high court sided with a January 2012 Commonwealth Court ruling that said the pay increase decision couldn't be challenged under the Pennsylvania or U.S. constitutions because the administrative board that issued the decision didn't qualify as a lawmaking body.

The Executive Board of the Commonwealth of...
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