The Pennsylvania Commonwealth has addressed the issue of the burden on an employer in establishing that a surviving dependent spouse is party to a common law marriage. Under Section 307 of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act, in situations where a person is fatally injured in the course and scope of employment, compensation benefits are payable to the survivors of that person, typically, the widow/widower and their children. However, the Act also indiactes that should any dependent of a deceased employe die or remarry, the right of such dependent or widower to compensation shall cease. If a widow remarries, she shall receive 104 weeks of compensation in a lump sum. In the case of PPL v. WCAB (Hicks), the facts indicated that Sandra Rebo (Claimant) was receiving workers’ compensation benefits as a dependent spouse following the death of her husband, George Rebo (Decedent). Mr. Rebo’s employer filed a Termination Petition on June 12, 2008 seeking to cease compensation payments alleging that Mrs. Rebo (Claimant) was involved in a “meretricious relationship”. The employer later amended its Petition to seek alternative relief based on an assertion that Claimant had remarried.