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Ten Tips for Preventing Feuds from Wrecking Your Family Business

Passing along a family business can be tricky business. There are a variety of legal, tax, and emotional issues that can complicate the process. A well thought out plan made far in advance of the events requiring the plan is…more

Business Succession, Estate Planning, Family Businesses, Trusts

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Fraud Alert: Computer Hackers Target HR and Payroll Departments – Guard Your W-2s!

Have you by chance recently received an email from your company’s CEO requesting copies of employee W-2 forms? If so, don’t respond without first verbally confirming that the request is legitimate. Several of our clients in…more

Data Breach, Email, Fraud, IRS, Tax Fraud

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The National Labor Relations Board 2015 Year in Review - An Overview of Major Developments in Labor Law

To mark the 80th birthday of the National Labor Relations Act, the National Labor Relations Board apparently decided to make history in 2015. The Board did just that, issuing several ground breaking decisions, and in the…more

Arbitration Agreements, College Athletes, Corporate Counsel, Fair Share Law, Internal Investigations

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Excessive Overtime in Healthcare Act Provides Basis for Wrongful Termination Action

In a recent opinion, the Pennsylvania Superior Court upheld a judgment in favor of a healthcare employee that alleged wrongful termination of employment following her repeated refusal to work mandatory overtime. The judgment…more

Healthcare, Hiring & Firing, Wage and Hour, Wrongful Termination

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Smart Selling And Buying: 5 Main M&A Pitfalls to Avoid

Marcellus Shale drilling was taking off, and the owner of an oil and gas service company fielded a buyout offer from a Wall Street private equity firm. Golden opportunity, right?…more

Acquisitions, Breach of Contract, Business Valuations, Buyers, Due Diligence

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Dealer Advertising: No More Excuses

There are no more excuses. Dealers have seen all the ongoing and very recent announcements from the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) imposing millions of dollars in fines, cease and desist orders, and promises by dealers not to…more

Advertising, Automotive Industry, Car Dealerships, Enforcement Actions, False Advertising

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Coming To A Federal Court Near You; The Federalizing Of Trade Secret And Post-Employment Conduct Law

On April 27, 2016, the United States House of Representatives voted 410-2 to approve the proposed Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The vote follows the Senate’s unanimous approval of the bill. President Obama has stated that he…more

Asset Seizure, Confidential Information, Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Ex Parte, Intellectual Property Protection

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Medical Marijuana is Legal in Pennsylvania . . . Does Your Drug Testing Policy Have to Go Up in Smoke?

On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), which legalizes medicinal marijuana in Pennsylvania. The MMA, which takes effect on May 17, 2016, includes various provisions related to…more

Anti-Discrimination Policies, Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Drug Testing, Employer Liability Issues, Governor Wolf

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Split Decision: Today’s divorce seeks to minimize cost and antagonism

While many associate the word divorce as synonymous with painful and messy, a paradigm shift in conflict resolution has led to a specialty known as “collaborative divorce.” Gaining traction in Pennsylvania and part of an…more

Collaborative Divorce, Divorce

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Employers Must Provide "Valuable Consideration" To Current Employees When Entering A Non-Compete Agreement During Employment

In a case of first impression for the appellate courts of this Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Superior Court recently ruled in Socko v. Mid-Atlantic Systems of CPA, Inc. that language contained in an employment agreement entered…more

Consideration, Employer Liability Issues, Employer Mandates, Employment Contract, Hiring & Firing

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Pennsylvania Superior Court Awards Custody to Grandparents Despite Mother’s Objection

Do grandparents have any rights to see their grandchildren? Consider the case K.T. v. L.S., 118 A.3d 1136 (Pa. Super. 2015), in which the Pennsylvania Superior Court awarded partial child custody to a set of grandparents…more

Child Custody, Grandparents Rights, Physical Custody, Standing

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Pa. Wiretap Laws Forbid Use of Smart Phone Apps to Record Conversations

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has delved into the “App Store,” addressing for the first time the use of smartphones and their applications in the context of illegal wiretapping. Pennsylvania’s Wiretap Act forbids the…more

Mobile Apps, PA Supreme Court, Private Communications, Smartphones, Surveillance

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Workers' Compensation Update: Recouping Workers' Compensation Costs In A Subsequent Medical Malpractice Case

Suppose an employee with a work-related knee injury needs a total knee replacement. During surgery, however, the popliteal artery is inadvertently severed, leading to a medical malpractice claim against the operating doctor and…more

Damages, Lost Wages, Medical Expenses, Medical Malpractice, Subrogation

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It's Your Business Newsletter -- December 2012

In This Issue: ..Export Controls: Increased Enforcement Demands an Effective Export Compliance Program - United States exporters are subject to an extremely complex and often overlapping system of export laws…more

Affordable Care Act, Board of Directors, Export Controls, Exports

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NOT SO FAST … The Lesson of Taylor: A trust cannot be modified to allow removal of the trustee without court approval.

In August 2014, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas ruled on an issue of first impression under the Uniform Trust Act – whether a trust could be amended under § 7740.1 to add a provision allowing for the removal of the…more

Removal, Trustees, Uniform Trust Code

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Third Party Immunity for Relying on Powers of Attorney

There is no such thing as no liability, but as a result of recent sweeping changes to Pennsylvania's Power of Attorney statute, third parties should have a much higher level of comfort when taking direction from agents. If an…more

Immunity, Power of Attorney, Third-Party, Third-Party Liability

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Is Attorney-Client Privilege Affected By Who Pays Counsel Fees?

After receiving great interest from our “Fiduciary Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege” article, we provide this follow-up article to address a possible “exception to the exception” that may still protect documents…more

Attorney-Client Privilege, Beneficiaries, Fiduciary Duty

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Dangerous Curves: How Transit Companies Can Navigate Fed Safety Audits

Let trucking and bus companies, and shippers of hazardous materials, beware: Federal safety audits can be hazardous to your company’s overall and financial health…more

Audits, Drivers, FMSCA, Public Transit, Safety Inspections

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It's Your Business Newsletter -- December 2012

In This Issue: ..Export Controls: Increased Enforcement Demands an Effective Export Compliance Program - United States exporters are subject to an extremely complex and often overlapping system of export laws…more

Affordable Care Act, Board of Directors, Export Controls, Exports

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It's Your Business Newsletter -- December 2012

In This Issue: ..Export Controls: Increased Enforcement Demands an Effective Export Compliance Program - United States exporters are subject to an extremely complex and often overlapping system of export laws…more

Affordable Care Act, Board of Directors, Export Controls, Exports

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Intellectual Property 2014 Year in Review

The year 2014 saw some important developments in the area of intellectual property law. A number of intellectual property-related issues even made national headlines. Who can forget the public debate over the rightful…more

Advertising, Aereo, Broadcasting, Coca Cola, Copyright

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Public Utility Companies Look to Gobble up Municipal Systems through Private Sales

Large privately held, publicly regulated utility companies with a focus on rapid growth and expansion throughout the Commonwealth have a new target - municipally owned water and wastewater systems. Pennsylvania legislation over…more

Competitive Bidding, Municipalities, Private Utility, Public Utility, Wastewater

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The End of (New) Limited Partnerships in Pennsylvania?

On December 31, 2015, after a 15-year phase-out (originally intended to last only nine years), Pennsylvania's 171 year-old capital stock tax finally expired…more

Business Formation, General Partner, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships, Tax Liability

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Medical Marijuana is Legal in Pennsylvania . . . Does Your Drug Testing Policy Have to Go Up in Smoke?

On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), which legalizes medicinal marijuana in Pennsylvania. The MMA, which takes effect on May 17, 2016, includes various provisions related to…more

Anti-Discrimination Policies, Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Drug Testing, Employer Liability Issues, Governor Wolf

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Milliken v. Jacono: Home Seller not Required to Disclose Murder/Suicide

In a unanimous decision handed down July 21, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that psychological stigma is not a material defect of real estate which sellers must disclose to buyers. The Court held that the occurrence…more

Disclosure Requirements, Home Buyer, Material Defects, Murder-Suicide, Purchase Agreement

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It's Your Business News -- August 2013

In This Issue: Making the ‘Right’ Choice; Top Ten Mistakes Businesses Make Regarding Insurance; and You’ve Got the Job, Details Will Follow. Excerpt from Making the ‘Right’ Choice - You have the idea, you…more

Business Development, Business Formation, Business Ownership, Choice of Entity, Corporate Governance

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Strictly business: Could a Commerce Court make Pennsylvania a corporate magnet?

Nearly two-thirds of Fortune 500 businesses are incorporated in Delaware. More than 1 million businesses and half of all publicly traded U.S. companies are registered in Delaware…more

Business Court, Complex Litigation, Proposed Legislation, Shareholder Litigation, State of Incorporation

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Litigation Hold Letters

In this video, McNees Attorney Jim Franklin discusses the three considerations to think about when you get a Litigation Hold Letter…more

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The New World of Trademark Litigation After The Supreme Court's B&B Hardware Decision

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a ruling by the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) may be binding on a federal court that later hears the same issue. The Court's decision is likely to significantly affect the…more

B&B Hardware v Hargis Industries, Issue Preclusion, Likelihood of Confusion, Popular, SCOTUS

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Annual Report on Emergency Engines Due to Environmental Protection Agency March 31, 2016, and Update Regarding Emergency Engine Demand Response Participation

The annual report for emergency stationary combustion engines ("emergency engines") must be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") by March 31, 2016. You are required to submit this report to EPA if you…more

Annual Reports, Demand Response, Emergency Generators, EPA

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PA Budget Watch

On Tuesday June 30th, Republican majorities in the Pennsylvania House and Senate passed a 2015-16 budget with no new taxes and sent it to Democrat Governor Tom Wolf who promptly vetoed the bill and called upon legislative…more

Legislative Agendas, State Budgets

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Tie Goes To The...

Most people know the baseball saying that “a tie goes to the runner.” But who wins if there is a tie in the votes of the judges who are deciding an appellate matter? This article addresses how a case can have a tie vote on…more

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Pennsylvania High Court Reinforces Nuisance Claim Bar Under the Right To Farm Act

On December 21, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case Gilbert, et al. v. Synagro Central, LLC, et al., Pa Supreme Court No. 121 MAP 2014 (December 21, 2015), which interpreted a provision of the Pennsylvania…more

Agricultural Land, Biosolids, Nuisance, PA Supreme Court, Right to Farm Act

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HIPAA Modifications to Strengthen Firearm Background Checks

As part of the President's recently announced initiative to strengthen background checks for firearm purchases, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a modification to the HIPAA regulations. According to…more

Background Checks, Barack Obama, Covered Entities, Criminal Background Checks, Firearms

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California to Require Website and Online Service Operators to Disclose Treatment of Do Not Track Requests

On September 27, 2013 California A.B. 370 was signed into law. It becomes effective January 1, 2014. This law amends California's online privacy policy law to require that websites and other online services disclose how they…more

Data Collection, Do Not Track, Internet, Online Privacy Protection Act, Personally Identifiable Information

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Data Encryption and Its Potential Effect on Litigation and Discovery

In September 2014, Apple introduced a new mobile-operating system called iOS8. iOS8 offers enhanced data-encryption protection to Apple users and the content stored on their mobile devices. Apple's advancements in…more

Apple, Discovery, Electronically Stored Information, Employment Policies, Encryption

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Untying the knot: It’s time for Pennsylvania to cut the divorce waiting period

Maximizing the stability of marriage while minimizing the damage of divorce should be the goal of divorce law in Pennsylvania. Sadly, the intent is there, but the effect is not…more

Divorce, No-Fault Divorce, Pending Legislation, Reconciliation, Waiting Periods

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DOL Releases Proposed Rules Regarding Mandatory Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Federal Contractors

The United States Department Labor recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enforce President Obama’s September 2015 Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. Now that we have been able to…more

Comment Period, Construction Industry, Davis-Bacon Act, DOL, Employee Benefits

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Court Does Not Reduce Child Support Due To Parent’s Student Loan Payments

In a January 2016 Pennsylvania Superior Court non-precedential decision, J.B v. B.B., the court held that father was not entitled to a reduction of his $1,500 per month child support payment even though father was paying $3,374…more

Child Support, Divorce, Student Loans

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Continuing Disclosure Information Reporting Deadline Draws Near

Municipalities, school districts, and other public entities that borrow money – whether through public offerings of bonds or private bank loans – generally are required to provide updated financial and operational information at…more

Bonds, Disclosure, Financial Reporting, Lenders, Loans

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Pennsylvania High Court Reinforces Nuisance Claim Bar Under the Right To Farm Act

On December 21, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decided the case Gilbert, et al. v. Synagro Central, LLC, et al., Pa Supreme Court No. 121 MAP 2014 (December 21, 2015), which interpreted a provision of the Pennsylvania…more

Agricultural Land, Biosolids, Nuisance, PA Supreme Court, Right to Farm Act

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FAQs Regarding The ACA's Employer Reporting Requirements And Delay Of Reporting Requirements (Part 2 Of 2)

A few weeks ago, we provided the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding the employer reporting requirements under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the "ACA"), which are generally effective beginning January 1,…more

Affordable Care Act, Applicable Large Employers (ALE), Filing Deadlines, Form 1095, Full-Time Employees

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Smartphones & Smart Employers: Device Policies Enable Businesses To Safely Embrace Technology

Employers who don’t think they need a bring-your-own-device policy should consider this: Nearly 70 percent of millennials and 31 percent of baby boomers surveyed last year by TrackVia admitted to using their own devices and…more

Bring Your Own Device, Data Protection, Data Security, Disclosure, Electronically Stored Information

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Supreme Court Slams The Brakes On Challenge To Disparate Act

As of now, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits dealers from unintentional, or “disparate impact,” discrimination in setting dealer reserves in auto financing. This disparate impact can result from policies or…more

Automotive Industry, Automotive Loans, Car Dealerships, CFPB, Discrimination

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The Importance of Supervisor Training

In this video, McNees Attorney Kelley Kaufman describes the importance of conducting the often overlooked periodic supervisor and manager training and how it can protect your company from claims and liability...…more

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Business without bias: Avoid LGBT discrimination or pay the price

It’s apparent that societal attitudes are changing toward the LGBT community. Before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide, many states had already done so. In other areas, however, the legal status of…more

Anti-Discrimination Policies, Bias, Corporate Culture, Fairness Standard, Gender Identity

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Creating ESOPs: 6 Essential Questions For Successful Employee Stock Ownership Plans

The Baby Boomer business owner has worked hard for a lifetime. The company is thriving. But retirement is in sight, and a big question looms: How do I convert a lifetime of hard work into a comfortable retirement income?…more

Baby Boomers, Closely Held Businesses, ESOP, Liquidity, Retirement

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Anatomy Of A Bond Issue: The Participants And The Steps

For many local government officials and solicitors in Pennsylvania, a bond issue is a rare occurrence perceived to be shrouded in mystery. Like most things in life, it is only mysterious because it is unfamiliar. Once you…more

Bonds, Municipal Bonds, SEC

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Federal Circuit “Tones Down” Efforts to Expand Patent Exhaustion

In a rare instance in which all judges participated, the Federal Circuit issued a ruling earlier this month, in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc., on the legal issue of patent exhaustion for both domestic…more

First Sale Doctrine, Foreign Sales, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Lexmark, Patent Exhaustion

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Split Decision: Today’s divorce seeks to minimize cost and antagonism

While many associate the word divorce as synonymous with painful and messy, a paradigm shift in conflict resolution has led to a specialty known as “collaborative divorce.” Gaining traction in Pennsylvania and part of an…more

Collaborative Divorce, Divorce

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Medical Marijuana is Legal in Pennsylvania . . . Does Your Drug Testing Policy Have to Go Up in Smoke?

On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), which legalizes medicinal marijuana in Pennsylvania. The MMA, which takes effect on May 17, 2016, includes various provisions related to…more

Anti-Discrimination Policies, Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Drug Testing, Employer Liability Issues, Governor Wolf

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Medical Marijuana is Legal in Pennsylvania . . . Does Your Drug Testing Policy Have to Go Up in Smoke?

On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed the Medical Marijuana Act (MMA), which legalizes medicinal marijuana in Pennsylvania. The MMA, which takes effect on May 17, 2016, includes various provisions related to…more

Anti-Discrimination Policies, Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Drug Testing, Employer Liability Issues, Governor Wolf

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Voluntary Reporting of Bank Loans – Best Practice or Sword of Damocles?

One of the hottest current topics in the world of municipal finance is the issue of the “voluntary” reporting on the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s (“MSRB”) Electronic Municipal Marketplace Access system (“EMMA”) of…more

Loans, MSRB, Municipal Securities Issuers, Municipal Securities Market

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Federal Circuit “Tones Down” Efforts to Expand Patent Exhaustion

In a rare instance in which all judges participated, the Federal Circuit issued a ruling earlier this month, in Lexmark International, Inc. v. Impression Products, Inc., on the legal issue of patent exhaustion for both domestic…more

First Sale Doctrine, Foreign Sales, Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Lexmark, Patent Exhaustion

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Say It Isn't So – Has Pennsylvania Adopted No Fault Trustee Removal?

Apparently, nothing is sacred. In yet another opinion that chips away at long standing fiduciary principles, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that seems to adopt no fault trustee removal in Pennsylvania…more

Estate Planning, Trustees, Trusts

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Safeguarding Trade Secrets: What You Need To Know

Chances are your business is built on carefully cultivated client lists and finely honed business-development strategies. You might believe that such information is a trade secret and assume that it’s automatically protected…more

Intellectual Property Protection, Non-Compete Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreement, Non-Solicitation Agreements, Restrictive Covenants

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Old is New: History Repeats Itself

You may recall that in late 2011, we published the article, “Five Persistent Trends Affecting Automobile Dealers.” While the specifics may have changed, many of the trends continue to persist and affect dealers. This is a…more

Audits, Auto Manufacturers, Automobile Recall, Automotive Industry, Automotive Loans

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Pass-Through Business Tax Alert

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue has announced that it will soon begin identifying pass-through business entities that have under-reported income, failed to file PA-20S/PA-65 Information Returns, and failed to maintain…more

Estate Tax, Failure-to-File, Income Taxes, Partnerships, Pass-Through Entities

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Spendthrift Trusts – How to (Properly) Protect A Beneficiary From Herself

Much of the estate planning process is engaged with protecting vulnerable persons from negative outside influences. We name guardians to take care of minor children, utilize Powers of Attorney to facilitate substitute…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Power of Attorney, Spendthrift Trusts

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Supreme Court Reverses Federal Circuit on Two Key Patent Issues

On June 2, 2014, the Supreme Court decided two closely-watched patent cases, unanimously reversing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and making it easier to defend some claims of patent infringement…more

Akamai Technologies, Appeals, Claim Construction, Direct Infringement, En Banc Review

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Know Your Nexus: Don’t Get Blindsided by State Tax Rules

If you do business with out-of-state customers, does your business have nexus with the states where those customers are located? If your answer is, “I don’t know what ‘nexus’ means,” you could be in for an unpleasant surprise…more

Economic Presence Nexus, Income Taxes, Independent Contractors, Internet Retailers, Nexus

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Pennsylvanians Penalized As Companies Are Forced To Waste Money Under Guise Of Energy Efficiency

Anyone who has paid an electric bill knows the importance of energy efficiency. Turn off the lights when you leave the room, install energy-saving light bulbs, keep the thermostat at a reasonable temperature: Every day,…more

Carbon Emissions, Electricity, Energy Efficiency, Manufacturers, Pending Legislation

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Estate Planning For Real Property

Often the most difficult asset for which to plan in an estate plan is non-commercial real property such as a family farm, a hunting cabin or other recreational property. This is especially true when the property makes up a large…more

Beneficiaries, Estate Planning, Family Businesses, Real Estate Transfers, Subdivision

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Spousal Lifetime Access Trusts

In 2016, every U.S. citizen and non-citizen resident is able to shelter $5,450,000 from the federal estate tax. As a result, with minimal planning spouses can effectively shelter $10,900,000 from the federal estate tax. However,…more

Asset Transfer, Estate Tax, Grantors, SLAT, Spouses

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The Defend Trade Secrets Act: Coming To A Federal Court Near You; The Federalizing Of Trade Secret And Post-Employment Conduct Law

On April 27, 2016, the United States House of Representatives voted 410-2 to approve the proposed Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). The vote follows the Senate’s unanimous approval of the bill. President Obama has stated that he…more

Asset Seizure, Confidential Information, Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), Ex Parte, Intellectual Property Protection

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Job Seekers with Criminal Records Get Second Chance with New Law

There has been a lot of buzz recently about “ban the box” initiatives prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their criminal records.  Proponents of these initiatives argue that employers should not consider an…more

Ban the Box, Criminal Background Checks, Hiring & Firing

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Annual Report on Emergency Engines Due to Environmental Protection Agency March 31, 2016, and Update Regarding Emergency Engine Demand Response Participation

The annual report for emergency stationary combustion engines ("emergency engines") must be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") by March 31, 2016. You are required to submit this report to EPA if you…more

Annual Reports, Demand Response, Emergency Generators, EPA

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Double the Pain: DOL Now Assessing Liquidated Damages for Overtime Violations

For some time now, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (“WHD”) has been taking a progressively more aggressive approach to wage and hour compliance, marked by increased staffing/resources and more frequent…more

Collective Actions, FLSA, Liquidated Damages, Popular, Unpaid Overtime

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The Trustee's Power to Loan

Trust agreements often give trustees the power to make loans. When and how to exercise the power should be given significant thought. Upholding the fiduciary duty owed to all beneficiaries is always a key concern. …more

Beneficiaries, Fiduciary Duty, Lending, Trustees

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DOL Releases Proposed Rules Regarding Mandatory Paid Sick Leave for Employees of Federal Contractors

The United States Department Labor recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to enforce President Obama’s September 2015 Executive Order establishing paid sick leave for federal contractors. Now that we have been able to…more

Comment Period, Construction Industry, Davis-Bacon Act, DOL, Employee Benefits

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Bank Loans Grow In Municipal Market While Bond Issues Shrink

Significant developments in the way municipal entities borrow money are under way. Last year, issuances of new municipal bonds in traditional municipal bond markets dropped to near historic lows and the outlook for 2014 is…more

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The Noose Tightens: Charitable Exemptions Again Under Attack

For decades, charities in Pennsylvania have enjoyed an exemption from real estate taxation and sales and use taxes. Recently, several Pennsylvania appellate decisions have tightened that exemption. As a result, charities across…more

Constitutional Amendment, PA Supreme Court, Property Tax, Public Charities, Sales & Use Tax

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#RaiseTheWage: Why is Voluntarily Raising the Minimum Wage Rate Trending Across the Country?

For employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the debate in Congress over the minimum wage has been a hot button issue. Interestingly, 29 states in addition to Washington D.C., have already enacted legislation…more

DOJ, FLSA, Minimum Wage, Wage and Hour

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Year-End Tax Planning 2015

As the end of the year approaches, it is a good time to think of planning moves that will help lower your tax bill for this year and possibly the next. Factors that compound the challenge include turbulence in the stock market,…more

Income Taxes, Medicare Taxes, Tax Deductions, Tax Liability, Year-End Tax Planning

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Emergency Engines – Promised EPA Rule Relaxes Allowance for Emergency Engines to Operate Under Demand Response Programs, But Limits Peak Shaving

On January 14, 2013, EPA signed final revisions to the RICE NESHAP (and related NSPS for consistency) allowing for expanded use of emergency engines in non-emergency situations. The action bans peak shaving by emergency engines…more

EPA, Power Companies, RICE NESHAP

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Smartphones & Smart Employers: Device Policies Enable Businesses To Safely Embrace Technology

Employers who don’t think they need a bring-your-own-device policy should consider this: Nearly 70 percent of millennials and 31 percent of baby boomers surveyed last year by TrackVia admitted to using their own devices and…more

Bring Your Own Device, Data Protection, Data Security, Disclosure, Electronically Stored Information

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Intellectual Property 2014 Year in Review

The year 2014 saw some important developments in the area of intellectual property law. A number of intellectual property-related issues even made national headlines. Who can forget the public debate over the rightful…more

Advertising, Aereo, Broadcasting, Coca Cola, Copyright

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