ESTATE PLANNING MISTAKES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS Part 2 – WHY WE ALL NEED AN ESTATE PLAN

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire As we learned from last month’s blog, the failure to plan for the future could drain your assets and have serious consequences for your family.  We also learned about what NOT to do, from the rich and famous, when creating your estate plan.  Here we have even more examples of […]

GRAND PARENTING? CUSTODIAL & VISITATION RIGHTS OF GRANDPARENTS IN PENNSYLVANIA

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire A parent’s right to raise a child has its basis in the U.S. Constitution, which protects a parent’s rights to make educational, medical, and even visitation decisions on a child’s behalf. Typically, if a parent doesn’t want a child to visit with a certain relative or other person, including a […]

Tragedy in Orlando – A Sobering Reminder that Your Workplace May Not Be Safe

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula lmikula@dioriosereni.com On the morning of June 5, 2017, as employees at a small RV accessory firm in Orlando, Florida settled in for the beginning of the work week, a disgruntled former employee entered the premises and shot and killed five of his former co-workers before turning the gun on himself. Violence […]

COMPUTER HACKED? IT MAKES YOU WannaCry, DOESN’T IT?

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By:   Pamela A. Lee, Esquire           PLee@dioriosereni.com If you’ve never heard of ransomware before a few weeks ago, it is likely that the recent cyberattack-using the malware called WannaCry-brought your attention to your vulnerability of a cyberattack. Until now, your focus may have been limited to your vulnerability of catching some […]

Million Dollar Mistakes of the Rich and Famous: Why Everyone Needs an Estate Plan – Part 1

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire mfry@dioriosereni.com. Not all of us have become the rich and famous, but we can learn from their mistakes  the importance of having a proper estate plan in place.  An inexpensive estate plan can include not only a will, but also a living will, a power of attorney, and trusts.  As […]

School’s (Almost) Out for Summer – Now Get to Work, Kiddo!

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By:    Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire           LMikula@dioriosereni.com As summer vacation approaches, many teens look forward to obtaining a summer job to gain “real-life” experience and earn some cash before heading back to the books in September.   There are a number of important requirements regarding working conditions, however, those young workers, […]

“Til Death Do Us Part” Just Got Shorter: Pennsylvania Divorce Code’s New One-Year Separation Period

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By:    Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com When first enacted in 1980, Pennsylvania’s Divorce Code required a three-year separation period before a divorce could be obtained on no-fault grounds without consent. In 1988, the law was amended to reduce the waiting period to two years. Legislation to further reduce the waiting period, known as House […]

PRINCIPLES v. REALITY: THE COST OF LITIGATION

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire PLee@DiorioSereni.com As I was walking out of the courthouse last week, I overheard the conversation of two adults who were leaving ahead of me. Engaged in an obviously heated discussion, the woman bellowed to the man, “I’m going to hire a lawyer and I’m gonna sue … it’s just wrong […]

Feeling Conflicted: Are Human Resources Departments Properly Able to Handle Sexual Harassment Complaints in the Workplace?

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire Mfry@dioriosereni.com Recently at the Women in the World Conference, attorney Nancy Erica Smith warned, “HR is not your friend. HR will not help you.” Ms. Smith recently represented former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson in her sexual harassment suit against network founder Roger Ailes. “The first call you make is to […]

Pathway to Equality: Court Concludes Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula April 6, 2017 On April 4, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit became the first federal appeals court to hold that a person who alleges that she experienced employment discrimination on the basis of her sexual orientation has stated a claim of sex discrimination under Title VII. […]

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