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Correction – Let’s Amend This Trademark: Part Five of Our Trademark Series

In our previous four articles in our trademark series, we discussed mandatory and optional filings for maintaining and protecting your marks, in order to avoid abandonment or cancellation. The final segment of our trademark…more
| Intellectual Property

Mitigate the Risk of a Lawsuit Related to Workplace Injuries  [Video]

Preparation is very important for knowing which steps to take when an injury occurs in the workplace. It can be difficult to anticipate every possible circumstance. However, by revealing possible risks for litigation and best…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Federal Court Blocks Implementation of Overtime Rule

Yesterday, November 22, 2016, a Texas federal judge entered a nationwide injunction blocking the Department of Labor's revisions to the overtime rule -- mainly the increase in the salary basis -- that was set to go into effect…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

Who Will Inspect the Inspectors? Implications of Winkler v. State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating and Fire Sprinkler Contractors on the Construction Industry

On September 20, 2016, certain construction trades entered into a Wild West era of deregulated inspection services. Inspections of already installed plumbing, heating and air conditioning, and fire sprinkler systems appear no…more
| Administrative Law, Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

To Arbitrate Or Not To Arbitrate – Or Do We Even Get To That Question?

Chances are that if you work in the construction industry, you have had at least one construction dispute. The longer you work in the construction industry, the greater chance you have of encountering a dispute that does not go…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Real Estate - Residential

They Did What? Fire Sprinkler Industry Stunned by North Carolina Legislature’s Mistake in Removing Licensing Board’s Authority to Issue Critical Licenses

North Carolina’s legislature mistakenly removed the authority for the State Board of Examiners of Plumbing, Heating, and Fire Sprinkler Contractors (“State Board”) to issue certain crucial industry licenses. On July 1, 2016, the…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Labor & Employment Hot Topics Impacting the Construction Industry

A number of employment-related developments are likely to impact the construction industry. This article is intended to briefly summarize some of these developments…more
| Civil Rights, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Leaning In – Pennsylvania Refining the Mechanic’s Lien Law

Pennsylvania has continued to refine its mechanic’s lien law in recent years, and next year will bring the most sweeping changes ever for owners and contractors that work on larger projects…more
| Construction Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

Election 2016: Where the Candidates Stand on Issues Affecting the Construction Industry

Here we are. The rollercoaster 2016 election is ending. Millions of Americans have voted already. Polls show a close race heading into Election Day. As the last Americans go to the voting booth, we take a look back at what the…more
| Construction Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The Construct - November 2016

In This Issue: - Election 2016: Where the Candidates Stand on Issues Affecting the Construction Industry: Here we are. The rollercoaster 2016 election ends tomorrow. Millions of Americans have voted already. Polls show…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law

Community Financial Institutions “Trolled” for Website Accessibility

Many financial institutions across the nation are receiving threatening letters claiming that their websites are not accessible as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). The letters first went to financial…more
| Civil Rights, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Your Trademark on Steroids - Making Your Trademark Registration Stronger

In our previous articles we discussed ways in which trademarks are maintained and protected through filings that are mandatory and which filings would result in abandonment or cancellation if not timely submitted. There…more
| Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Intellectual Property

Aboveground Storage Tank Act: Compliance Challenges Since August 1, 2016 [Video]

Spilman Environmental Law attorneys Mark Clark and David Yaussy present a webinar in which they shared enforcement and compliance challenges they have seen since August 1, 2016, the effective date of the Aboveground Storage Tank…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Transportation

A Contentious Presidential Election, #BlackLivesMatter and Bathroom Laws: Addressing Polarizing Current Events in the Workplace

It is practically impossible these days to turn on the news, get on the internet or listen to the radio without hearing about some polarizing event. Whether it is a debate over the presidential candidates, the #BlackLivesMatter…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Announces Expansion to EEO-1 Reporting

Late last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that it will begin collecting employee pay data from many private employers and federal contractors. Beginning with the EEO-1 reports due March 31,…more
| Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law
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