We are once again in the midst of a government shutdown. As you may recall, in January of this year we had a short government shutdown, and it appears we will end this year on the same note. Unfortunately, it seems operating under a frequent threat of a government shutdown will now be the status … [Read more...] about The Federal Government Shutdown: What is the Impact for the Alcohol Industry?
One way to know your industry is doing well is when you see the government taking a closer look at how your industry is taxed and how it can expand tax collections from you. Recently, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue issued a new tax bulletin regarding the state’s sales and use tax with … [Read more...] about Taxes and Tabs – A New Line on Your Brewery Tab May Be on the Horizon
"Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: How Hollywood Headlines Could Impact Your Business and What To Do About It" appeared in the July 2018 edition of Iron & Steel Technology. Use this link: Harrassment in the Workplace to view the article. For additional information, contact Jeremy Farrell. … [Read more...] about Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: How Hollywood Headlines Could Impact Your Business and What To Do About It
The December 20, 2018 Theology on Tap Harrisburg will address "Catholicism in the Courtroom," a discussion about the balance of the law and your faith. Panelists include Jerry Russo, Fran Chardo and Mike Sprow, moderated by Gerard Mangieri. For additional information visit the Theology on Tap … [Read more...] about Jerry Russo to Appear on a Panel for Theology on Tap Harrisburg on December 20, 2018
IRS Issues Proposed Temporary Clawback Regulations: Large gifts made under Tax Cut and Jobs Act won’t be clawed back when increased exclusions sunsets in 2025. The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act doubled an individual’s lifetime federal gift and estate tax exclusion from $5 million ($5,490,000 as … [Read more...] about IRS Issues Proposed Temporary Clawback Regulations
While California continues to be ravaged by wildfires in recent weeks, Western Pennsylvania residents have been dealing with the opposite problem over the past year: intense rainfall and flooding. According to the National Weather Service, Pittsburgh is on track to have one of its wettest years on … [Read more...] about Our “Common Enemy”: Where to Turn After Flooding Or Water Damage
For three decades in Pennsylvania, employers and Workers’ Compensation insurance carriers could seek an independent review of the “impairment rating” of an injured worker, in order to determine the percentage of disability, and then place a 500 week cap on the injured worker’s ongoing wage loss … [Read more...] about New PA Workers’ Comp Law Designed to Save Employers Money
The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS') has set the 2019 Federal Estate Tax Exemption at $11,400,000, up from $11,180,000 in 2018. The 2019 Federal Gift Tax Annual Exclusion amount stays at $15,000, the same as the 2018 figure. For additional information contact Carolyn Whitworth. … [Read more...] about IRS Tax Inflation Adjustments for 2019
In October 2008, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed the Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act (“HICPA”), 73 P.S. §517.1 et seq., which created a statutory framework to protect homeowners from unscrupulous home improvement contractors. HICPA placed significant new requirements on home … [Read more...] about Ten Years of Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act: Is Your Home Improvement Business Compliant with the Law?
Opioid Update: New Federal Law - The Substance Use-Disorder Prevention That Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act On October 24, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients … [Read more...] about Opioid Update: New Federal Law
U.S. Supreme Court Rules That All States and Political Subdivisions Must Comply With the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Regardless of Size Due to a recent decision by the United States Supreme Court in Mount Lemmon Fire District v. Guido, No. 17–587, 2018 WL 5794639 (Nov. 6, 2018), all … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Age Discrimination in Employment Act
The General Assembly and Governor Wolfe recently enacted various legislation affecting school entities. The following is a brief summary of those developments. Act 55 of 2017 establishes requirements for school directors to complete four (4) hours of instruction regarding academic programs, … [Read more...] about Legislation Update Affecting Schools
Just as a point of providing information, please note that CMS has revised its Medicare Learning Network (MLN) booklet for telehealth services. The February 2018 edition is included in this link. … [Read more...] about Medicare Telehealth Services
Paul Welk received the Board of Directors Service Award from the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association at their Annual Awards Dinner held in Colorado Springs, CO. The award honors the individual who has made extraordinary contributions above and beyond the duties of … [Read more...] about Paul Welk Receives Service Award
The law firm of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that Kevin L. Hall was elected to the firm’s membership (shareholders) effective November 1, 2018. Kevin Hall is located in the Harrisburg office and focuses his practice on property owners, those facing government investigations and … [Read more...] about Kevin Hall Elected Shareholder at Tucker Arensberg, P.C.