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New Department of Health Regulations Provide Additional Direction on Medical Marijuana Dispensary Operations in Pennsylvania; 28 Pa. Code §§1161 et seq.

December 13, 2016

by David L. Pollack, Of Counsel[1]  NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED OR SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS ADVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN, OR COUNSEL WITH RESPECT TO, CRIMINAL OR... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – OVERTIME LITIGATION UPDATE

December 2, 2016

For anyone thinking that the injunction entered by a Texas federal court would end the change to the overtime regulations, think again.  The matter has been appealed to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In broad terms, one... Read more

CLIENT ALERT – OVERTIME REGULATION CHANGE HALTED (FOR NOW)

November 26, 2016

For those of you preparing to change exempt status or salaries based on the new overtime regulations, you can relax.  On November 22 a federal court in Texas granted an injunction temporarily stopping the new regulation from taking effect December... Read more

O’Bannon v. NCAA: Should Student-Athletes Receive Compensation?

November 22, 2016
By Matthew Korenoski
Posted in Litigation

For decades, a bright line has separated professional athletes from amateur athletes. Professional athletes are paid to play. Amateur athletes are not. Rather, the National Collegiate Athletics Association (“NCAA”) maintains that... Read more

New Ethical Rule from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Opens Up Opportunity for Medical Marijuana Practices

November 14, 2016

by Erica L. Laughlin, Director[1] NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED OR SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS ADVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN, OR COUNSEL WITH RESPECT TO, CRIMINAL OR FRAUDULENT ACTIVITIES.... Read more

New Department of Health Regulations Begin to Provide Guidance on Obtaining and Maintaining a Medical Marijuana Grower/ Processor Permit or Dispensary Permit in Pennsylvania; 28 Pa. Code §§1141.21 et seq.

November 3, 2016

by David L. Pollack, Of Counsel[1]  NOTHING IN THIS DOCUMENT IS INTENDED OR SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS ADVICE TO PARTICIPATE IN, OR COUNSEL WITH RESPECT TO, CRIMINAL OR FRAUDULENT... Read more

ABLE Act Accounts Coming Soon To Pennsylvania

November 1, 2016
By Jillian Zacks
Posted in Estates and Trusts

The Steven Beck Achieving a Better Life Experience Act was signed by President Obama and became law on December 19, 2014.  ABLE accounts were added to Section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code.  The ABLE Act allows states to create a new option... Read more

Should They Stay or Should They Go?

October 25, 2016

One of the most common questions facing residential landlords and property managers is what to do when a tenant withholds rent. Can a tenant withhold rent from you if there are “problems” with the rental property? What does it mean if a tenant... Read more

Embarking Upon the Adoption Journey

October 24, 2016
By Gerri Sperling
Posted in Adoption

Growing your family through adoption is a journey through a complex legal process, but the outcome makes the trip worth every step.  However, before you embark on the journey, you need to understand the various routes that you can take.  There are... Read more

Taking The Dread Out of Year-End Evaluations

October 20, 2016

It’s not too early to start working on year-end evaluations.  Whether you’re a first time manager or a seasoned veteran, chances are that you dread the process.  Here are some simple tips to reduce the stress. Encourage... Read more