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More than Just a Fable – Why the “Cat’s Paw” Matters for Employers

The Fable - “The Monkey and the Cat” is a fable (dating back to the 17th century or perhaps earlier) about a monkey who persuades a cat to pull chestnuts from the embers of a fire, only to take the reward for himself and…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Mandate: If you like your water heater you can keep it; but replacing it will be expensive.

Effective April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (“NAECA”). The new requirements call for higher…more
| Construction Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential

Establishing Paternity in New Jersey: Why It’s Legally Significant

Many people believe that when a man’s name is indicated on a child’s birth certificate, that name is enough to establish paternity. However, that is not necessarily the case, particularly since the mother can list anyone she…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law

One Step Forward, One Step Out the Door – Senate Action Needed for SGR Repeal

The House of Representative recently passed legislation, by a sweeping vote of 392-37, which aims to change the way physicians are paid. The legislation, called the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, repeals and…more
| Elections & Politics, Health

USCIS Offers Additional Guidance on the L-1B Specialized Knowledge Visa Program

Today is Good Friday on the Christian calendar (except for Orthodox believers), and sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish feast of Passover. This rare coincidence of religious celebrations brings to mind Shakespeare’s…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

New Jersey Spill Act: No Statute of Limitations After All

Several months ago we wrote about a then-pending challenge before the New Jersey Supreme Court over the question of whether the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (the “Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq. was…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Will My Child Have to Change Schools?

In Pennsylvania, a child is entitled to attend the public school in the district where the child resides. When parents live in different districts due to separation or divorce, a child will attend school in the district of…more
| Education, Family Law

Changing the Terms of a New Jersey Divorce

Circumstances can change as time passes. At the time of your divorce, the agreements made seemed appropriate and amicable. But what happens when things change?…more
| Family Law

The Unexpected Consequences of Modifying Pennsylvania’s Powers of Attorney Statute: Potential Impacts on Commercial Loans & Leases

Confession of judgment provisions in commercial documents remain in a state of flux until legislation pending in the Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee is approved and enacted. Until such time, we will keep readers updated…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Supreme Court Sets New Standard for Pregnancy Discrimination Claims

In a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court gave new life ths week to former UPS driver Peggy Young’s claim of unlawful pregnancy discrimination when it vacated the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision affirming the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

CMS Launches Next Generation ACO

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) has released information about a new accountable care organization (“ACO”) model, called the Next Generation ACO. According to CMS, “the Next Generation ACO Model offers a…more
| Business Organizations, Health

Premera Blue Cross Targeted by Hackers – 11 Million Individuals Compromised

Premera Blue Cross (“Premera”) announced this week that it has been the target of a sophisticated cybersecurity attack in which the information of approximately 11 million individuals has been compromised. This announcement…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Reminder: New Jersey “Ban the Box” is Now in Effect

On March 1, 2015, the Opportunity to Compete Act (the “Act”) went into effect in New Jersey. Governor Chris Christie signed the Act into law last year in an effort to preclude public and private employers with 15 or more…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Failure to Object to Court Procedure Waives Issue on Appeal

In the area of family law, there are many different types of proceedings that occur. However, when one of the proceedings is a record hearing, if an objection is not made to a particular issue, it is waived on appeal…more
| Civil Procedure, Family Law, Real Estate - Residential

Net Neutrality: Will The Internet Still Be Open for Business As Usual?

New changes supposedly designed to foster a more “Open Internet” have resulted in something of a national backlash. Although not unexpected, the Federal Communications Commission (the “FCC”) announced approval, on a partisan…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology
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