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Challenge: Create a More Resilient Community

June 18th, 2019

Attending in support of the event,  each attorney brought back tools to enrich our ability to assist clients in a range of practice areas.

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Expands Internal Predecisional Exception Under Right To Know Law

June 10th, 2019

In Finnerty v. Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the City of Chester had been determined to be a financially distressed municipality under the Municipalities Financial Recovery Act (Act 47).

PDE Issues a Revised Basic Educational Circular (“BEC”) on Charter Schools

June 6th, 2019

Earlier this month, PDE issued its first revised BEC on charter schools since 2004.

Superior Court Addresses Enforcement of Post Adoption Contact Agreements

April 1st, 2019

On March 21, the Superior Court issues its first decision regarding enforcement of Post Adoption Contact Agreements.

Department Of Labor Updates 60-Year-Old Regulation

March 28th, 2019

The current regulation, adopted more than 60 years ago, includes more traditional forms of compensation in employees’ regular rate, including the perks of employment, such as paid holidays, vacations, and basic medical plans.

Into the Weeds We Go – Recent Developments Employers Need to Know about Medical Marijuana

March 20th, 2019

There are two new developments in the area of medical marijuana that employers should be aware of when addressing employee use of the same.

It’s finally here! The Department of Labor Increases Salary Threshold for White Collar Employees…Take 2

March 8th, 2019

The Department of Labor released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing to raise the salary threshold for white collar exempt employees from $455 per week to $679 per week ($35,308 annually).

Federal Court Addresses Citizenship of Children Born Abroad Through Surrogacy

March 4th, 2019

The February 21, 2019 decision of the United States District Court for the Central District of California clarified the citizenship rights of children born abroad.

Three Employee Pay Myths – BUSTED!

February 22nd, 2019

Although the myths about employee pay seem to be nearly unending, the following three myths seem to be some of the most common.

Commonwealth Court Closes Loophole on School District’s Obligation to Satisfy Charter School’s PSERS’ Obligation

February 13th, 2019

With the Pocono Mountain case, and now the Catasaqua case, Pennsylvania courts have cured a fundamental unfairness to chartering school districts forced to make up failing charter schools pension system obligations with no way of recovering that cost.