McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

100 Pine Street PO Box 1166
Harrisburg, PA 17108-1166, United States

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Transitioning the Family Business to the Next Generation

The transition of a family owned business involves a variety of legal and tax issues. While most business owners plan to avoid taxes and develop creditor protection strategies, business owners also should be focused on…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Another Federal Court Finds "Fluctuating Workweek" Overtime Compensation Violates Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act

Recently, Judge Mitchell Goldberg of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued a decision in Verderame v. RadioShack Corp., finding that the "fluctuating workweek" method of overtime…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Altoona Business Privilege Tax Expansion Violates Local Tax Reform Act

On June 2, 2014, the Court of Common Pleas of Blair County ruled that a 2007 Resolution enacted by the Altoona Area School District ("AASD"), which purported to eliminate a tax exclusion for gross receipts attributable to…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Taxation

FAIL: Union Argues Arbitration Panel Should Ignore Public Employers' Ability to Pay

Yeah, I know, crazy right? Here is the story. Apparently the Union did not think so. When the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees ("Union") and the City of Philadelphia ("City") could not reach terms on…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Labor & Employment Law

Hotel Tax Increases and Philadelphia Cigarette Tax

At this writing, a bill authorizing certain counties to impose or increase their hotel taxes remains pending before the Pennsylvania House for concurrence on Senate amendments. Authorization of a local option Cigarette Tax of…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Property Appeal Deadlines On Horizon

As we noted in our last newsletter, the deadlines for property assessment appeals are looming. Deadlines for these appeals vary by county, but most are either August 1 or September 1, so now is the time to analyze your…more
| Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

PA Budget - Minor Tax & Escheat Impacts

On June 30th, the Pennsylvania House and Senate adopted a budget for FY 2014-15 which requires no major tax increases. The Governor signed the budget and accompanying Fiscal Code bill on July 10th, after making several line…more
| Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation, Real Estate - Commercial

Failure to Report Cash Payment Over $10,000 May Lead to Government Penalties

For about 25 years, under federal law, businesses have had an obligation to properly handle and report cash payments exceeding $10,000. Some confusion still exists, however, concerning to what types of businesses the reporting…more
| Finance & Banking, Taxation

Potential Employer Liability for Late Manifesting Occupational Diseases [Video]

In November 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shifted from prior precedent and held in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. that former employees may bring lawsuits against their former employers based upon certain late manifesting…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Key Questions Left in the Wake of the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Decision

On June 30, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. et al., that the Affordable Care Act's "contraceptive mandate", as applied to "closely held corporations", violates the Religious Freedom…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Health

Fair Share Fees Unconstitutional in the Public Sector? Not So Fast

The United States Supreme Court has been issuing employment-law related decisions like a boss over the past week or so. Many observers thought that the Court's decision in Harris v. Quinn, a case examining the constitutionality…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Finds Sworn Testimony Outside Scope of Regular Job Duties Entitled to First Amendment Protection

While the labor and employment law world is abuzz after the decisions in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn (cases this Blog will cover in the coming days), the United States Supreme Court also issued a decision further…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Long-Awaited Decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning; President Obama's Recess Appointments to NLRB Deemed Unconstitutional

On June 26, 2014, the United States Supreme Court unanimously found that President Obama acted unconstitutionally when he made several recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") in 2012. The Court, in an…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Attorney Client Privilege [Video]

The attorney client privilege safeguards communications between clients and their attorneys from later disclosure to third parties. This privilege often becomes critical when a client subsequently engages in litigation with an…more
| Personal Injury

State Impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan Rule

Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") proposed the new Clean Power Plan Rule, which has been touted as President Obama's most significant environmental proposal to date. The main goal of the Clean…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law
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