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

Judge Bissoon’s Title VII ruling sets stage for appeal

NOTE:  This article originally appeared in the February 3, 2017 edition of the ACBA Lawyers …

Posted in Litigation, News

Capouillez Case is a Warning to Non-Attorneys Representing Landowners in Gas Lease Negotiations

This article originally appeared in the February 3, 2017 edition of the Lawyers Journal. Since …

Posted in Litigation, News

“Get Out Your Crystal Ball: How Employment and Labor Laws Will Change Under the Trump Administration”

Kate Koop Irwin and Albert Lee will discuss how workplace laws – from Obamacare to …

Posted in Labor & Employment, News

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