Who’s your Daddy? Paternity Determination under PA Law

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire        rgeorge@dioriosereni.com Under the applicable laws in Pennsylvania, when a child is born to an unmarried mother, there is generally no legal relationship between the biological, or presumed, father and the child unless:  (i) both parents have signed a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form; (ii) the presumed biological father signs […]

Medical Marijuana – The End of the Drug-Free Workplace?

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com   On April 17, 2016, Pennsylvania became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana.  The law requires that all qualified patients with a physician’s recommendation register with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Upon registration, the patient will be issued a medical marijuana identification card that can be used to purchase […]

Pokémon GO – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire plee@dioriosereni.com Pokémon! Gotta catch’em all! These are the lyrics to the theme song all Pokémon lovers (and their parents) know so well. Kids of all ages-from ages 5 to 50-are playing the new Pokémon GO interactive virtual game on their mobile devices. Using the mobile device’s GPS system, players walk […]

Pennywise and Pound Foolish – An Unfortunate Lesson Learned

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Several years ago a friend of mine started his own business. He told me that he was having some issues with the lease and with the township that required modifications to his new location. I offered my firm’s services, but because he believed he could negotiate the issues himself and save […]

A Culture of Compliance – How to Keep Your Business Running the Way it Should

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Last week I sat on a panel with several prominent Pennsylvania attorneys who came to talk about necessary and regular practices that every business needs to stay compliant with the law and ultimately become successful in his or her business. In the midst of scandals such as the Volkswagen and […]

Baby, You Can Drive My Car

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com If you are the subject of a pending or current suspension of your driver’s license in Pennsylvania, you may actually find yourself having to ask your “Baby” to drive your car for you. Pennsylvania does offer, however, what is called an Occupational Limited License to a certain class of […]

Arbitration clause

By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire        lmikula@dioriosereni.com A few months ago, my colleague Pamela A. Lee, Esquire, warned of the dangers of arbitration clauses hidden in contracts which waive a consumer’s right to use the court system in the event of a dispute.  These clauses not only bar a consumer from filing lawsuits in court, […]

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Oh, Snap! Beware of the Dangers of Snapchat

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By: Robert B. George, Esquire rgeorge@dioriosereni.com   Word to the wise, be careful what you are posting and/or sharing on Social Media these days as it could very well come back to haunt and hurt you – including being used as evidence against you in civil and/or criminal matters. Today’s exploding Social Media is revolutionizing […]

Breaking News: More Salaried Employees Are Entitled To Overtime Pay

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire plee@dioriosereni.com 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   mfry@dioriosereni.com 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 […]

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