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Cannabis Laws and What They Mean For Pennsylvania Employers

October 3rd, 2022

Medical marijuana is allowed in Pennsylvania, and recreational use of cannabis is legal in nearby New Jersey. What does that mean for Pennsylvania employers?

The Dog Days of Divorce: Who Gets Rover When It’s All Over?

September 28th, 2022

Pet custody is becoming a frequent issue in divorce cases. It is not unusual for couples to fight over who gets to keep the family dog or cat after they go their separate ways.

Do Schools Have a Right to Prevent Teachers from Displaying Messages of Inclusion in Their Classrooms? 

September 12th, 2022

Recently, school board members, school administrators, teachers and parent groups have been battling over what free-speech rights teachers have when they decorate their classrooms. Many of these disputes are making their way to courtrooms across the country.

How Will Act 57 of 2022 Impact Your School? 

August 31st, 2022

Act 57 now requires school districts to waive the penalty, fee, interest, or other charges when new homeowners do not receive a bill notice within the first year of owning a property.

What the Corporate Transparency Act Means for Business Entities

August 15th, 2022

The Corporate Transparency Act is a new federal law that will impose a filing requirement mandating every corporation, LLC, or similar entity formed in or registered to do business in the U.S. to report beneficial ownership information to the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.

Walking The Tightrope: Student Discipline Under Section 504 

July 29th, 2022

The Office for Civil Rights has just issued guidance as to how Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 applies to the use of student discipline. Its focus is the balancing that schools must do when considering providing for a student’s disability-based behaviors on the one hand, and maintaining an appropriate and safe learning environment for all students on the other.

How Title Insurance Protects Real Estate Investments

July 29th, 2022

Title insurance protects buyers and their lenders from these issues, making it an essential part of any real estate transaction. Here’s how it works:

Pennsbury School District Settles a Lawsuit for $300,000 Brought By Four Residents Who Challenged School Board Policies Restricting Public Comment Speech at Board Meetings  

July 19th, 2022

Following the filing of a lawsuit by four residents accusing the Pennsbury School Board of curtailing public comments and enforcing unconstitutional free speech policies at Board meetings, the Pennsbury School District agrees to pay a $300,000 lawsuit settlement.

Act 55 Extends Enrollment for Students with Disabilities to Combat Lost Opportunities from COVID-19  

July 14th, 2022

On July 8, 2022, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 55 of 2022 into law, intending to address ongoing learning losses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Act 55 expands the opportunity for extended enrollment to students with disabilities.

Third Circuit Rules for School District in FAPE Case: School Shows How It’s Done  

July 14th, 2022

In a recent case from the Third Circuit, a school district prevailed against parents’ claims for failure of child find, for denial of FAPE and for private school tuition, both at hearing and in all levels of the parents’ appeals to the federal courts.