Can I Expunge My Protection From Abuse Order?
February 21, 2017 By Elizabeth Early A question that we commonly hear from litigants who are defending or have defended against a Petition for a Protection from Abuse Order is whether the Order can be expunged from their record. The answer is: that depends on how far through the legal system the Protection from Abuse […]
Breaking Down “BYOD” Policies
February 14, 2017 By Melanie Murphy The explosion of smartphones, tablets and technology generally, has inevitably resulted in employees performing work tasks on their personal devices. In the age of the ever present smartphone, and for many, the accompanying compulsion to stay constantly connected, employers and employees find themselves balancing the benefits and pitfalls of […]
Saving 15% Could Cost You a Whole Lot More – Full Tort v. Limited Tort Automobile Insurance
February 7, 2017 By Douglas Wayne No one likes to pay for automobile insurance; it’s one of the few purchases we all make that all of us hope to never use. As car insurance can be so expensive, it is very tempting to try to save a few dollars up front by choosing what is […]
Storage Wars – Laws Governing Self-Storage Facilities
February 2, 2017 By Kevin Cornish Have you ever seen an episode of Storage Wars and wondered, can someone legally sell property in a storage facility? Or, how can they legally do that? Storage Wars takes place in California, and I am not here to discuss California law. However, Pennsylvania does have a law governing […]
Reducing No-Fault Divorce Separation to One Year: The Significant Impact on Divorcing Couples with Business Interests
January 26, 2017 By Mary Cushing Doherty Before Pennsylvania’s Act 102 became law in late 2016, parties to a divorce in most Pennsylvania counties were unable to meet with a divorce Master until they had established grounds. Without both parties filing Consents to the divorce, the delay put the business owner’s livelihood at risk. To […]
“Subgroup” Disparate Impact is a Basis for Age Discrimination Claim
January 17, 2017 By James B. Shrimp For any business contemplating a reduction in force (“RIF”) it is no doubt a difficult process given the knowledge that you are going to layoff a significant number of employees. From a business perspective, for businesses in PA, NJ and DE, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals has […]
When is a Will Really a Will?
January 10, 2017 By Donald Petrille, Jr. The rules for executing a Will in Pennsylvania are simple and clear. Unfortunately, life, and its circumstances, often are not, and these circumstances can unwittingly lead to a Will contest. Pennsylvania law is clear. If someone signs a document which is intended to dispose of property or other […]
The Problem of Nursing Home Neglect in Pennsylvania
December 6, 2016 By Eric Marttila When we are faced with the difficult decision to place an elderly loved one in a nursing home or long-term care facility, we need to be confident that those who are entrusted with his or her care will fulfill their responsibilities. We have the right to expect that our […]
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad IRS? Corporations, Partnerships, LLC’s and other family business entities….That’s Who!
November 30,2016 By Stephanie A. Henrick What did the IRS do now? The IRS issued proposed regulations under IRC §2704 in August of 2016 that may eliminate certain discounts commonly used in valuing intra-family transfers of interests in family businesses. The IRS claims that these proposed regulations are “necessary to prevent the undervaluation” of these […]
Alert: Federal Judge Prevents Implementation of New Overtime Rule
November 23, 2016 By James B. Shrimp Last evening, a Federal Judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction to prevent the implementation of the new overtime rules on December 1, 2016. It is possible that the Judge’s injunction will be overturned by next Wednesday, however, such a decision would have to come from the Fifth […]