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Passport May Be Revoked If Owing More Than $50,000 in Taxes

On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (the FAST Act) was signed into law. Among other items, the FAST Act gives the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury power to…more
| Taxation

Update on the SEC's MCDC Initiative

Many issuers and other obligors of tax-exempt bonds (Issuers) have asked about the status of the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation initiative (MCDC). Much attention has been directed to the February 2, 2016…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Worth Another Look: GO-TIME

One year ago today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order establishing the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME). The Executive Order sought to increase coordination between…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

News from Second and State

Tuesday was Groundhog Day, and our own Punxatawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, signaling that Spring will arrive early this year. But, it seems we in Pennsylvania have been living Groundhog Day- the movie- for the last eight…more
| Elections & Politics

Watch Your LOIs and MOUs and “Agreements to Agree”

If you are working with a third party on a term sheet, letter of intent or memorandum of understanding (an “LOI”) on what you view as a non-binding basis, make sure to say so explicitly in the LOI. Businesses use LOIs with…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Bankruptcy Law "Trumps" The National Labor Relations Act in Casino Reorganization Case

In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled that federal bankruptcy courts may extinguish a Chapter 11 employer’s obligations under an expired collective bargaining…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment Law

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Emphasizes Priority to Bring Enforcement Actions for Commercial Bribery under U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Black’s Law Dictionary defines commercial bribery as “[a] form of corrupt and unfair trade practice in which an employee accepts a gratuity to act against the best interest of his employer.” Commercial bribery is illegal under…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Pennsylvania Court Ends Ban on Ex-Offenders Working in Nursing Homes

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently declared that a portion of the Pennsylvania Older Adults Protective Services Act, 35 P.S. §§ 10225.101, et seq. (Act), which prohibited individuals with certain criminal convictions…more
| Constitutional Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Florida's Credit Card Surcharge Prohibition Found Unconstitutional

Landlords, real estate owners and retail owners have experienced cuts into their bottom line as a result of having to absorb the costs of consumers using credit cards. Such landlords and business owners typically have to pay a…more
| Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

News from Second and State

It’s more like News from Second and Snow this week, as a record-breaking snow storm dropped roughly 30 inches of snow on our capital city, causing state and city government shut-downs, road and street closures and trouble on the…more
| Elections & Politics

Application Deadline for the CITF Grant and Loan Program – February 26, 2016

The deadline to submit applications for Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund (CITF) grants and loans is February 26, 2016. There is an estimated $6,600,000 available in grants and loans for approved applicants. The maximum…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Attorneys Must Become Scientists to Defend Against Bad Science

It’s true that science and law are systems intended to discover truth, the two don’t always work well together. Too often, in fact, subpar science can corrupt the judicial system, where it’s a lot easier to posit shaky…more
| Civil Procedure

The Importance of a Business Plan

A business plan is a very important component of a start-up business. It can and should be used as a tool for understanding how your business is put together. It can be used to monitor progress and hold yourself accountable. It…more
| Business Organizations

New York Strengthens Equal Pay Protections

In October of 2015, the New York Legislature passed the Achieve Pay Equity Act (the Act) as part of the Women's Equality Agenda. 2015 N.Y. Lab. Law § 194 (McKinney), which can be found at…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Updates on Offshore Financial Account Compliance and Small Business Audit Considerations

Recently, IRS officials, including Commissioner John Koskinen, have stated that the streamlined filing program for the disclosure of previously unreported foreign financial accounts would not last forever and would end at some…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Taxation
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