Greater Exposure to Exposure: Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Holds Local Government Agency Can Be Held Liable for Asbestos Exposure

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By: Pamela A. Lee, Esquire        plee@dioriosereni.com In matter of first impression, the Commonwealth Court recently held that a local government agency – which includes school districts – can be liable to an employee for workplace exposure to asbestos dust if the condition causing exposure falls within one of the exceptions to governmental immunity. The case is Geier […]

Public Education: It’s A Constitutional Right!

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By: Matthew H. Fry, Esquire        mfry@dioriosereni.com Our partner Robert M. DiOrio, Esquire has successfully defeated an improper attempt by a Chester County school district to exclude a student for alleged non-residency.   This victory for the student and his family highlights that public education is not only a valuable but a constitutionally-protected right as well. The school district had […]

Social Media: All is Fair in Love, War and Litigation

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com Social media has transformed our everyday lives, enabling us to connect effortlessly with others and share information at the press of a button or a swipe of a touchscreen. These virtual interactions, however, have also transformed litigation. Social media posters publish vast amounts of personal information which may give […]

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 […]

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

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By:    Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire            lmikula@dioriosereni.com 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

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By: Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmikula@dioriosereni.com   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 […]

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

By Lisanne L. Mikula, Esquire lmilula@dioriosereni.com 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 or is making a criticism or challenge to police conduct. Fields […]

867-5309—Jenny, I got your number, but if your roommate answers, she may have a Telephone Consumer Protection Act claim against me:

Click on the link provided below to learn more. Party Line: Third Circuit Issues Expansive Interpretation of Right to Sue Under the TCPA

Flu Season in Philly –Save yourself a headache and remember Philadelphia has a new Paid Sick Leave law

Clink the link provided below to learn more. Philadelphia Joins List of Cities Mandating Paid Sick Leave

Working for the Clampdown: Pennsylvania legislators call for increase in minimum wage

Click on the link below to learn more. Efforts Increase to Raise State Minimum Wage

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