Breaking News: More Salaried Employees Are Entitled To Overtime Pay


By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire The U.S. Department of Labor released its final rule today under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) which doubles the threshold at which employees are exempt from overtime pay to $47,476, effective December 1, 2016. Clock with work overtime text 3d render What does this mean? It means that employees […]

The Top Four Business Practices to Help Avoid a Lawsuit

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By:    Matthew H. Fry, Esquire Lawsuits are unfortunately part of doing business. However, there are ways to minimize litigation by preventing lawsuits altogether or by taking steps to preserve evidence to defend your company. This will decrease costs by either preventing or limiting protracted and expensive litigation. 1.  Maintain Consistent Work Policies.  Businesses should establish […]

Shhhh – It’s A Secret! The New “Defend Trade Secrets” Act


By:    Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire   On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act (the “Act”).  The Act facilitates the process for protecting trade secrets by allowing a trade secret holder to assert a federal claim in the federal court system for claims of wrongful misappropriation or use of […]

Car Insurance: Full Tort or Limited Tort? What This Choice Means to You


By: Robert B. George, Esquire Pennsylvania law requires that you buy and maintain a minimum level of liability and medical expense car insurance coverage, and requires you to buy and maintain these types of coverage only. Any additional types of car insurance coverage, or any coverage in excess of the amounts required by law, […]

DANGER – Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts

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By:     Pamela A. Lee, Esquire     Last month the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Analysis Division released its Large Truck and Crash Facts of 2014. In 2014, the number of large trucks involved in crashes causing personal injury increased from the previous year by 21 percent, from 73,000 to 88,000 across […]

Smart Phone – Not So Smart While Driving


Authored by: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire   In Pennsylvania, police are cracking down on distracted drivers who are seen using their smart phones while driving. According to the administrative office for Pennsylvania Courts, tickets are up 43 percent from 2014 to 2015.  As more people are using their phones while driving, ticketing for these […]

Wage and Hour Alert – Drastic Changes in Overtime Eligibility Are On the Horizon


By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire   While the call for a significant hike in the minimum wage rate has dominated headlines, the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) is poised to issue a Final Rule in the next several months which will entitle millions of white-collar workers to collect overtime pay, despite their current […]

Are You Credit Worthy? There may be an error in your Credit Report that is adversely effecting your Credit Worthiness.


By: Robert B. George, Esquire   Have you checked your Credit Report lately? If not, it is probably a good idea to do so right away and to review it periodically for accuracy and, more importantly, errors that might adversely affect your credit rating, more commonly referred to as your Credit Score, which has […]

LA Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell Has More Worries Than Public Shaming – He Could Face Criminal and Civil Liability for Secretly Recording Nick Young


By:      Pamela A. Lee, Esquire March 31, 2016 Fellow L.A. Lakers’ teammates gave D’Angelo Russell the silent treatment for his secret recording of his private conversation with teammate Nick Young. Maybe Russell had not realized that California—like Pennsylvania—is a dual-party consent state, meaning both parties must know about and consent to the recording […]

Why Every Small Business Needs a Good Business Attorney

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire In the age of do-it-yourself websites and preprinted legal forms, many small business owners may believe that consulting with a business lawyer is not necessary when starting up or operating their business. While it is true that the websites and preprinted legal forms can be a useful starting […]

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