Category Archives: Blog

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: First Responders Get A Break On Local Taxes

Every day, firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) volunteers across Pennsylvania provide essential services to …

Posted in Blog, Municipal & School |

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Formed To Pursue Federal Legalization and Regulation

On Thursday, February 16 at the U.S. Capitol, a formal bipartisan coalition of federal lawmakers launched …

Posted in Blog, Medical Marijuana |

The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act was introduced this week in U.S. Congress

On February 7, 2017, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) introduced legislation entitled “The Respect State Marijuana …

Posted in Blog, Medical Marijuana, Uncategorized |

Third Circuit adopts the “honest belief” defense to FMLA retaliation claims and confirms that FMLA leave requests can double as requests for reasonable accommodations under the ADA.

The Third Circuit’s recent decision in Capps v. Mondelez Global, LLC (http://www2.ca3.uscourts.gov/opinarch/153839p.pdf) is a mixed …

Posted in Blog, Labor & Employment |

(Another) New Burden Placed on Pennsylvania Long Term Care Facilities- Determining Whether an Agent Actually Had Authority to Sign an Arbitration Agreement

On February 1, 2017, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled in Petersen v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc., …

Posted in Blog, Long Term Care |

Retired Teacher Awarded Post-Retirement Benefits For Same-Sex Spouse

In Re: Souderton Area Education Association and Souderton Area School District, Arbitration Award of August …

Posted in Blog, Municipal & School |

The Beginning of The Repeal of Obamacare?  Some Relaxation of The Rules For Small Employers

In my blog post last September, I told you that employers could no longer offer …

Posted in Blog, ERISA |

Third Circuit Rules That Employment Practices Favoring Employees in Their 40s Over Those in Their 50s Could Constitute Age Discrimination

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals (which handles appeals of federal cases in Pennsylvania, New …

Posted in Blog, Labor & Employment, Litigation |

Does Your Nursing Home Discharge Notice Comply with the New Federal Requirements?

Long-term care providers should check their form notice of discharge to ensure that it complies …

Posted in Blog, Long Term Care |

Another Round! – Second Set of Changes to Liquor Code Take Effect on January 16, 2017

Although short of complete liquor privatization in Pennsylvania, 2016 saw some of the most significant …

Posted in Alcoholic Beverages/Liquor Licensing, Blog |