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New Pennsylvania Law Addresses Beneficiary Designations During Divorce Decree

November 22nd, 2022

Act (HB 875) amending Title 23 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes recently passed, now requires a decree of divorce or an annulment of marriage to include such a provision.

How To Protect Your Business From Data Breaches

November 21st, 2022

Don’t forget to review your data security practices and procedures regularly. Best practices can become dated, especially as cybercriminals become more sophisticated and take advantage of new hacking techniques.

You Won Your Case. Now How Do You Get Your Money?

November 8th, 2022

A judgment is a legal determination by a court that a debtor owes you money. If you find yourself in this situation, these are the basic steps you can take.

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What School Officials Should Know About Revisions to the School Code 

November 1st, 2022

These far-reaching revisions are sure to affect all areas of school administration, including special education, school safety, and homeschool programs.

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Is It Okay to Communicate With Your Employees After Work Hours?

November 1st, 2022

Multiple lawsuits under state and federal wage and hour laws are shining a light on the issue of overtime pay for non-exempt employees who respond to e-mails, text messages, and voicemails after work hours. These lawsuits allege that employers required non-exempt employees to respond to such communications after hours but did not instruct them to record the time on their timesheets.

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Proposed Legislation Provides Greater Protection for Pregnant Employees

October 17th, 2022

Pregnant employees, especially those in low-paying, physically taxing jobs, are commonly forced to choose between their health or compensation. While current federal law does not support pregnant workers as effectively as it should, new proposed legislation may offer better protection.

What the Proposed Labor Rule on Independent Contractors Means for Employers

October 14th, 2022

While the Rule will most notably impact industries like delivery and transportation that rely on gig workers, it will likely affect most businesses somehow.

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To Waive or Not To Waive (Home Inspection)

October 13th, 2022

Buyers sometimes waive home inspection to compel sellers to choose their offer over competing offers or save on closing costs. Although waiving home inspection may urge the seller to select the waiving buyer’s offer, it markedly impacts the buyer’s post-sale legal rights concerning the property’s condition.

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What Is A Title Agent? Why Does Every Successful Real Estate Transaction Need One?

October 12th, 2022

Working with the right title agent can help identify a transaction that appears fine on the surface but poses the potential for enormous problems later. 

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Opposition and Opting Out: What Educators May Expect Post-Pandemic 

October 5th, 2022

Long term COVID, it seems, is not just a medical condition. In the wake of the COVID epidemic, parents motivated by opposition to masking have been newly empowered to raise objection to public school requirements and programming with which they disagree.