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DHS Proposes Rule That Would Expand Immigration Options for Certain Foreign Entrepreneurs

On August 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed an advance copy of its notice of proposed rulemaking, entitled “International Entrepreneur Rule.” This rule follow President Obama’s promise in…more
| Immigration Law

The Zika Threat Is Now In Our Backyard! What Employers Need To Know

As the dog days of summer draw to a close, many United States residents continue to think of the Zika virus as that slight distraction to Olympic athletes and the fans who cheered them to victory in the Rio games. However, what…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Worth Another Look: Online Voter Registration

In January of 2016, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) published a list of the top 10 issues that will be before state legislatures across the nation this year. Since Pennsylvania will close out the 2015-2016…more
| Elections & Politics

The ABCs of B Corps

Determining which entity structure to use to organize your business is an important first step for any start-up. If you are a socially conscious or environmentally minded entrepreneur, consider a benefit corporation, sometimes…more
| Business Organizations

How the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Affects Employers and What You Need To Do Now

Almost all employers have information that they consider confidential and/or trade secrets, such as strategic plans for their business, financial information, research and development efforts, certain customer information…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Intellectual Property

Newly Released Proposed Regulations under Section 2704 Apply Broadly to Disallow Valuation Discounts for Transfer Tax Purposes, Making Gift and Intra-Family Sale Transfers in 2016 Essential

Overview - On August 4, 2016, the Treasury Department issued much anticipated proposed regulations under §2704 of the Internal Revenue Code, which, if finalized in their current form, will make very significant changes to…more
| Business Organizations, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Worth Another Look: Aging Issues

In January of 2016, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) published a list of the top ten issues that will be before state legislatures across the nation this year. Since Pennsylvania will close out the 2015-2016…more
| Elections & Politics, Health

Worth Another Look: Regulating Drones

In January of 2016, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) published a list of the top ten issues that will be before state legislatures across the nation this year. Since Pennsylvania will close out the 2015-2016…more
| Elections & Politics, Transportation

The Broadest Reasonable Interpretation Standard Does Not Apply in a Reexamination Proceeding When a Patent Expires During the Proceeding

On August 9, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in In re: CSB-System International, Inc., No. 2015-1832. The issue before the Federal Circuit was whether the Patent Trial and…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Indemnification In Commercial Agreements – What Is It And Should You Be Concerned About It?

Most commercial contracts contain what is called an “indemnification” provision. Indemnification is an obligation to be responsible for whatever losses another party might suffer if certain events occur. Such losses might…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Seventh Circuit Holds that Title VII - as it Stands - Does not Encompass Sexual Orientation Discrimination

In Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, 2016 WL 4039703 (7th Cir. July 28, 2016), the court held that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII) does not encompass claims for sex discrimination based on sexual orientation…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Worth Another Look: Regulating Fantasy Sports

In January of 2016, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) published a list of the top ten issues that will be before state legislatures across the nation this year. Since Pennsylvania will close out the 2015-2016…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Elections & Politics

Court Affirms Electronic Notes are Enforceable in Florida

Recently, the District Court of Appeal for the Fourth District of Florida affirmed that electronic signatures are enforceable against a borrower in a foreclosure action. On April 1, 2008, two borrowers executed an electronic…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Foreign Entrepreneurs Series | Part 2: Immigrant Visas

In May, we began a series discussing some of the issues faced by foreign entrepreneurs when starting businesses in the United States. In that post, we discussed the importance of evaluating available visa options before taking…more
| Business Organizations, Immigration Law

OSHA U.S. Steel Settlement Adopts Reporting Rules Anti-Retaliation Provisions

In May of this year, OSHA announced a final rule which requires electronic reporting and public disclosure of companies' injury data, and also, a provision that prohibits employers from discriminating against workers or…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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