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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FREEZE FRAME:Photographing Police Activity May Not Be Protected Under the First Amendment, According to Pennsylvania Federal Law

By Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire THE DECISION DISCUSSED IN THIS POSTING HAS BEEN REVERSED ON APPEAL A federal court in Philadelphia recently held that a private citizen does not have a First Amendment right to photograph or film police officers-even in a public place while the officers perform their police duties-unless the person has […]

Slip Sliding Away…What to Do if You’re in a Car Crash

By: Matthew H. Fry, Esq. It’s that time of year again with the extreme cold and bad weather finally upon us. With the first major storm approaching, you can expect more than a few road hazards and unfortunately, car crashes. Please be careful if you have to drive in inclement weather, but if you […]

Employers’ Top Four New Year’s Resolutions to Keep

Employers’ Top Four New Year’s Resolutions to Keep By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire Whether you believe in resolutions or not, making a list of key action items and then getting them done can help protect your business from employment-related claims and misconduct in 2016. Here’re the top four action items for your 2016 to-do […]

New Year’s Resolutions, and Regrets!

BY: ROBERT B. GEORGE, ESQUIRE With the Holidays and celebrations of the New Year recently behind us, you may, like so many other unfortunate but otherwise well-meaning individuals, find yourself the recipient of a present that none of us would want and wish you could return – a citation/summons charging you with Driving Under the […]


By Pamela A. Lee, Esquire As I write this blog post, the media are anxiously waiting outside a district courthouse in Montgomery County, PA.  Why?  Bill Cosby is due to be arraigned on felony indecent assault charges stemming from an alleged 2004 incident in his home. The county prosecutors originally investigated the victim’s complaint in […]

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