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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Rejects Department of Revenue’s Attempt to Expand Realty Transfer Tax on Leases

In a decision issued yesterday in Saturday Family and Techspec Inc. v. Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reversed the decisions of the administrative boards and rejected the Department of Revenue’s attempt to…more
| Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

People’s Republic of China Affected by Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that effective November 29, 2016 all People’s Republic of China passport holders carrying a 10-year visa are now required to enroll in the Electronic Visa Update System…more
| Immigration Law

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap: - All’s been quiet on the capitol front since our last writing; neither chamber was in Harrisburg for voting session over the last two weeks. That’s not to say we’re without a few tidbits of…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Health

Chasing Waterfalls

Previously I discussed the importance of a company’s cap table. In addition to the importance of the cap table while the company is a going concern, it is critically important during the exit because it is a key tool in…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking

California Prohibits Out-of-State Venue and Choice-of-Law Provisions in Employee Agreements

On September 25, California’s labor law became even more employee-friendly with the addition of Section 925. Under Section 925, employers generally cannot require employees who primarily reside in California to litigate or…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

Unconventional Natural Gas Operators – What You Need to Know about New Deadlines and Reporting Requirements under Pennsylvania’s New Regulations

Final environmental regulations for unconventional natural gas wells (Chapter 78a Regulations) were published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin (Bulletin) and immediately enforceable on October 8, 2016. The Chapter 78a Regulations…more
| Energy & Utilities

Hurricane Matthew Relief

The U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service (USCIS) has set out its directives to offer immigration relief measures for those persons affected by unforeseen circumstances, including natural disasters, such as Hurricane Matthew…more
| Immigration Law

The New European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Shield…Is It Right for You?

U.S. companies with transatlantic operations should carefully balance the need to transfer personal data about European customers and employees from Europe to the U.S. in light of the increased burdens and cost of compliance…more
| Business Organizations, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Patent Infringement: How A Freedom To Operate Review Can Help Mitigate The Risk Of Substantial Liability

Damages that may be awarded to a patent owner who can prove that a party infringes a patent can be significant. These damages can include equitable remedies, such as an award of an injunction preventing the infringer from…more
| Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Managing Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing in Pennsylvania without a Broker’s License

May one manage an affordable multifamily rental housing development without a real estate broker's license in compliance with the Real Estate Licensing and Registration Act (63 P.S. § 455.101 et seq.) (RELRA)? While some…more
| Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Unlawful Use of Requirements Relating to Immigration Status in Recruitment May Lead to Discrimination Claims

U.S. employers must carefully screen their recruitment process and advertisement language relating to the citizenship status of job applicants. The Department of Justice’s Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair…more
| Civil Rights, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Department of Labor Issues Final Rules Governing Sick Leave for Federal Government Contractors

On September 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its final regulations governing the requirement for certain federal government contractors to provide paid sick leave for covered employees. For many…more
| Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Robinson Township v. Commonwealth – Is Any of Act 13 Left?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck four additional portions of Act 13 of 2012 in its much anticipated second decision in the Robinson Twp. v. Com. litigation (Robinson IV) on September 28, 2016. While the decision and its…more
| Constitutional Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Pennsylvania Statute Amended to Exclude Powers of Attorney in Loan Documents and Commercial Transactions from Acknowledgment and Agent Duty Requirements

Pennsylvania’s power of attorney law was amended on October 4, 2016 to provide exceptions for certain powers of attorney commonly used in commercial and loan transactions from certain provisions of the law. On July 2, 2014,…more
| Finance & Banking, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap: - For the first time since the passage of the 2016-2017 general appropriations bill, both the Pennsylvania House and Senate were in session this week. With the session winding down and the general election…more
| Construction Law, Education, Elections & Politics, Health
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