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  • Mike Schaff will be speaking at a seminar entitled “Complex Workers' Compensation Issues” on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia, 1800 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Click here for details on the program and to register.

  • Barbara Young, a founding partner of Schaff & Young, P.C., appeared on The American Law Journal to discuss "Workers' Comp: A 'Culture of Settlement.'" The one-hour live call-in program, which was broadcast on WFMZ-TV 69 and from many cable providers, focused on the impact of mediation on workers' compensation claims, including how settlements have changed the medical care dynamic for injured workers. The American Law Journal is the weekly legal television program covering consumer, Constitutional and business law. Replays of the show are also available online at http://lawjournaltv.com.



  • Barbara Young will be speaking at a seminar entitled “Tough Problems in Workers’ Compensation 2013” on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at The CLE Conference Center, Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010.
  • Mike Schaff will be speaking at a seminar entitled “Workers’ Compensation: The Settlement Process and Hearings” on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at The Radisson Plaza Warwick, 1701 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
  • Michael Schaff, Esquire, a principal at Schaff & Young, will discuss "Uninsured Employer Claims: Special Handling Required," at the Friday, October 12, 2012 meeting of the Philadelphia Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section. The meeting, which begins at noon, will be held at the 11th Floor Conference Center at the Association's headquarters at 1101 Market Street in Philadelphia. The panel discussion will explore the unique issues, concerns, and strategies involved in litigating Pennsylvania workers' compensation matters where the named employer is apparently not insured for workers' compensation. The issue will be explored from the viewpoint of the claimant's attorney, the viewpoint of the attorney representing the employers individually, as well as the viewpoint of the Uninsured Employer Guaranty Fund.
  • Michael Schaff, Esquire, a principal at Schaff & Young, will be a member of the faculty for the National Business Institute’s Advanced Workers’ Compensation Seminar on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
     
  • Michael Schaff, Esquire, a principal at Schaff & Young, will discuss “Defending Repetitive Trauma Claims Under the Longshore Act” at the Signal/LCA National Maritime Conference on May 22, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Penn’s Landing Hotel in Philadelphia.Jennifer Kaufman, Esquire, an attorney at Schaff & Young, participated in the Pennsylvania Bar Institute program, "Whose Money Is It Anyway? Litigating Pension Offsets in Workers' Compensation," held in Philadelphia (and simulcast in Mechanicsburg) on March 4, 2010 and in Pittsburgh on March 11, 2010.
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  • Commonwealth Court rules that an off-duty Philadelphia Housing Authority police officer is not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for injuries suffered in a shooting outside a bar in which the worker claimed to be a patron. In Graves v. Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board (Philadelphia Housing Authority), No. 142 C.D. 2009¸ the claimant alleged that, even though he was off-duty, he was acting as a police officer when he was shut during an altercation with a patron of the bar. The Court disagreed and ruled that the officer was not acting as a police officer and that his conduct during the incident was not consistent with an appropriate police action. Schaff & Young, P.C. served as counsel for PHA in this matter. Click here to read the Commonwealth Court opinion.

  • Barbara Young, Esquire, a principal at Schaff & Young, will participate in a panel discussion on "Transitional Duty Programs" at the Pennsylvania Bureau of Workers' Compensation Conference, to be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania on May 27-28, 2009.

  • Barbara Young, Esquire, a principal at Schaff & Young, will speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute program, "Tough Problems in Workers' Compensation," on March 13, 2009.

  • Michael Schaff, Esquire, a principal at Schaff & Young, will speak participate in a panel discussion, "A Three Sided View: The Ethics of Workers' Compensation Mediations" on December 5, 2008 . The program is sponsored by the Philadelphia Bar Asssociation Workers' Compensation Section.

  • Barbara Young, Esquire, a principal at Schaff & Young, spoke about "FMLA, WC and ADA: How to Manage the Claims," at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Chicago, Illinois on November 7, 2007.
     
  • Michael Schaff, Esquire, a principal at Schaff & Young, discussed " Mediation Tips" at the Fall Section Meeting of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Law Section in Hershey, Pennsylvania on September 21, 2007.